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This reference guide offers everything a new writer needs to understand he concept of 'showing not telling' and using the narrative literary devices properly. This book is written for the beginner to novice audience, but continues from basics to touch on several levels on narrative devices. Writers will learn from rated examples: poor, passive, good, excellent, active voice, showing. The author has used several versions of her first draft and final draft to show writers how to edit for passive and telling, then reconstruct strong sentences. The objective is to least writers to master the art of showing as used in mass market fiction writing. Suzanne James, the author is multi published, has edited for three publishing companies, has extensive public speaking experience, and has taught the art and craft of writing to more than 3000 students.

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