Tuesday, April 14, 2015

It's Not a Movie

I read a post recently that struck me rather hard.  It pointed out the common error of writers now-a-days, trying to write their story as if they were a movie director.


I totally was trying to do this error on purpose, too.  Whoops.

When we watch a movie, we see the glances and sighs and pointed glares.  So much emotion is conveyed in these "glances."
In my attempt to "show" and not "tell," I started using acting-script as a language.

But it doesn't always work in a book form.

Writing is its own art form.  Don't try to copy movie form.

It was an interesting admonition.

If you want to read more, check out this post by K.M. Weiland: Show What Your Character is Feeling and Thinking (and Do It Like a Writer, Not a Director)

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