Tag Archives: writing rules
R. L. Copple answers the questions: Why are many against “show, don’t tell”? Should a writer worry about showing instead of telling?
Author R. L. Copple examines the question: what do readers really want? And how do writers give that to them?
Have you ever committed the seven most common pitfalls when critiquing someone’s story? Check out this list by author R. L. Copple, and see how you measure up.
I recently read a comment along the lines that if a book sells well, that doesn’t mean it is a good book. Some awful books sell well, while “brilliant” books flounder in obscurity. One commentor to my recent column on Grasping for the Wind mentions that because a book sells well isn’t a measure of how well it is written. That comment has been rattling around in my brain. I know what they are saying, and on a certain level, it is true, but there is something inherently wrong about that statement as well. Let me see if I can pin down what it is.