Wednesday, August 8, 2007

DA GUIDELINEZ #8

One big reason I believe Stephen King's writing works is that he's not content to write, "Bobby felt afraid." No. He and other great writers aren't timid about tunneling down into emotions. Feel and felt filter emotion. Search for those two words and see if they can be replaced with words, actions, or dialogue that show the true emotion.

1 comment:

Austin Carr said...

Using the words feel and felt are "telling," not "showing." And we all know what Jason, Lorin, and Gary all feel or felt about that.