Show don’t Tell

This workshop is normally three hours in total, but can be tailored to your groups specific needs and requirements. 


A hands on workshop looking at how to ‘show’  not ‘tell’ in your text

We’re constantly being told how important this is to our writing, but how do you do it? Learn the techniques and tools that will make your writing shine.

What is Covered?

  • Elements of Showing – how to reveal characters through six means:  What they say…  What they think… What they do….  Description…  What the other characters say about them..  How other characters react to them…
  • Active words
  • Methods of showing an emotion of a character without saying it.
  • Painting scenes with words
  • Rewriting a story in both styles
  • Discussion on merits of both styles
  • Short writing activity
  • circle sharing of work created

What do we get?

Handout materials sent 1 week prior to engagement to print out and have available for the group, digital copy of powerpoint presentation and 1 week of email support/ feedback/ follow up for the group.

 What do we need to supply?

A room or quiet space to seat participants.

Tables and chairs for participants to work around.

Projector and laptop for powerpoint presentation. ( I can work around this)

Copies of handout materials ( digital copy will be sent 1 week before engagement)

Cuppa afterwards!

How many participants can come to the workshop?

Ideally, a group of 15 – 25 ensures that participants are given personalised feedback and attention.  For larger groups, this workshop can be facilitated with less hands on, personalised activities and presented more formally.

Where will Annie travel to present?

Anywhere in the world! Annie has presented and facilitated workshops, been part of panels and spoken to groups in all parts of the globe; from Europe to much of Australia; most recently in Vienna at the International Conference for the Short Story.

She is happy to travel through the Southern Downs from Toowoomba, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Brisbane and the Northern Coast of New South Wales from Ballina up to Coolangatta for the cost of petrol and workshop fees. Other places negotiable.


Workshop Facilitation – $400.

Travel and modest accommodation ( if applicable)

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