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What does “show, don’t tell” really mean?

  A Daily Prompts subscriber recently asked me what I meant by “scene.” What exactly, she asked, should be in one? I’ve thought a lot about her question. Here’s the truth: you can spend a lot of time thinking about what you should put into a scene, but that’s not the most important question. But […]

The 2015 Little Bird Contest Winner!

The winner of this year’s Little Bird Contest is Corrie Adams, author of “Paradise.” First Place: “Paradise” by Corrie Adams, from Newmarket, Ontario, Canada Neil Smith picked her story out of 101 blind entries we received this year. I couldn’t wait to read the story when I learned the prompt she used to start it: […]

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