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Sunday, July 19, 2015

NEXT RADIO SHOW - DRAWING PICTURES WITH WORDS

Writers Tricks of the Trade and Writers of Southern Nevada continue to bring you valuable shows dealing with all aspects of writing.
Episode 18 broadcasts Wednesday, July 22 at 4:00pm PDT/7:00EDT, or you can listen to the archived podcast at your convenience at a later date.

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Here's what you'll hear in this episode:
HOLLOW WORDS vs VIBRANT IMAGES ~ DO YOU USE WORDS TO DRAW PICTURES FOR YOUR READERS?
Join us when hosts Morgan St. James, author of 14 books, and Eric James Miller, author and President of Writers of Southern Nevada, discuss one of the key elements in writing fiction---the art of drawing pictures with words using artful, rhythmic prose. "The trick is to also make it simple and direct. This technique of using words to trigger a mental image is a variation of show, don’t tell."
Language that is too sophisticated, complex or gimmicky, or long blocks of flat narrative sometimes called a laundry list, often trigger inattention instead of creating a visual experience.
You might protest that extensive description draws the reader deeper into the story. Unfortunately, it generally works the other way. Why? Because long, occasionally dull passages break the action. They literally freeze the characters in place during a boring dissertation.

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  2. You are absolutely right!
    Readers like pictures, but pictures with the sense they surely do not jump. Moreover, whatever style it is an article should be oriented on its reader. When I write my essay , I always try to think as a reader;). The point is that very rarely complex and incomprehensible words and constructions should be used in a paper of any format and style.

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