Memoir in a Year: Showing, Not Telling

A portrait of Sarah Vincent

Sarah Vincent
24 February 2018 - 10:00 to 1:00 PM
Sarah Vincent
Early, Emerging
Writers are always told to ‘Show, not Tell’. Showing refers to using emotion, description, scenes and dialogue to let the reader see the people and events in your book rather than just being told about them.

This is especially important for memoir. But telling has an important place. This workshop explores the skills of showing AND telling, how to use them, how they differ and how to decide which one is best for pace, effect and focus.

You will learn

•    how to ‘show’ through emotion, description, scenes and dialogue
•    how to ‘tell’ in a way that is evocative and intriguing
•    the importance of pace in memoir writing
•    how showing slows the pace and telling speeds it up
•    how to know which one to use at different points in a memoir.
 

About Sarah Vincent

Sarah Vincent has an Associate Degree in Professional Writing and Editing from RMIT University. Her memoir ‘Death by Dim Sim’ was published by Penguin Random House in February 2017. She has appeared on panels at the Emerging Writers Festival and The Williamstown Lit Fest.

Memoir in a Year

Read more about our Memoir in a Year workshops, or save 10% on the full package of ten

Memoir in a Year: Finding Your Story, 29 July

Memoir in a Year: Research and Interviews, 26 August

Memoir in a Year: Themes, 23 September

Memoir in a Year: Memory vs Imagination, 28 October

Memoir in a Year: Voice and Narration, 25 November

Memoir in a Year: Character and Dialogue, 27 January

Memoir in a Year: Showing, not Telling, 24 February

Memoir in a Year: Legal Issues and Ethics, 31 March

Memoir in a Year: Protecting Yourself, 28 April

Memoir in a Year: Synopsis and Pitch, 26 May


176 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Australia

Phone: 03 9094 7855
Email:
Registration fee
Member $ 90.00
Concession Member $ 80.00
Non-Member $ 120.00
Donation $ 1.00

Help spread the word

Please help us and let your friends, colleagues and followers know about our page: Memoir in a Year: Showing, Not Telling


You can also share the below link in an email or on your website.
https://writersvictoria.org.au/civicrm/event/info?id=282&reset=1