July, 2019: Two-Week Intensive On Show, Not Tell


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Instructor: Shirley Jump, NYT Bestseller

July 8 – 21;  Fee: $45

Two-Week Intensive on Show, Not Tell 

How many times have you heard this…and not quite known how to do it? Or gotten this comment back in a critique? This most basic of writing concepts can also be one of the most difficult to master in the beginning. Join New York Times bestselling author Shirley Jump in this intensive hands-on two week class as she leads an interactive workshop that gives you easy, manageable tips that will have you bringing your fiction to life right away. You’ll be working with your own manuscript, learning how to take passages and make them more powerful and emotional.

Students will learn:

  • The basics of show, not tell
  • The “key” words that are telling
  • How to rework a scene to be more powerful
  • How to incorporate details and the five senses
  • How to rewrite telling into showing.

Homework will be given, and feedback will be provided to help students grasp this concept and employ it in their writing.

Shirley Jump 

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shirley Jump has written more than 50 novels for Berkley, Harlequin, Entangled, and Kensington books. A frequent speaker both in the United States and abroad, Shirley’s diverse career has spanned two decades. She has won numerous awards, and she’s been nominated multiple times for the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice award. The first book in her series with Berkley, The Sweetheart Bargain, recently received a Top Pic from Romantic Times. 

Check out the BUZZ about Shirley Jump’s novels:

“Sweet is the word for this anthology from four top Kensington writers…Jump’s office romance gives the collection a kick, with fiery writing.” — Publishers Weekly 

4 1/2 Stars, “With Jump’s trademark comedic touch, readers are treated to a well-crafted story about what it means to come home to face yourself and your past. The main characters are sympathetic and intelligent, and the narrative is constantly smooth and compelling.” — Romantic Times Book Reviews 


Shirley Jump


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