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‘Show don’t tell’, was invented by Volkswagen in 1959

‘Show don’t tell’, was invented by Volkswagen in 1959

Every creative writing course worth its salt will urge you to ‘show don’t tell’. But you would be hard-pressed to find a better demonstration of the concept than this old advertisement for Volkswagen, which appeared in 1959. At the heart of the ‘show don’t tell’...

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The Greatest Writing Textbook was Written in 1611 by 47 Men.

The Greatest Writing Textbook was Written in 1611 by 47 Men.

It’s Called the Bible. Long ago when I was lost in the Disenchanted Forest seeking ways to write my first novel, I read many books that claimed to teach me how to write fiction. I quickly forgot most of them but there was one that made a lasting impression on me. The...

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Marvelously imaginative…You’ll weep and laugh on the same page. Wonderful

 

The Guardian

Surreal, absurd and very funny.

 

The Times

Pryce really is in a league of

his own

 

Time Out

Malcolm Pryce