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If you've ever stared at your keyboard, lamenting how much your writing sucks, good news! You found us. And we're here to tell you to snap out of it. 

STRONG HINT: Your writing does not suck. You're just not done yet.

So, whether you're a new penmonkey or a seasoned word-slinger looking for new perspective, listen in and find some nuggets to nudge you along until you find your own momentum.  

Oct 21, 2019

Show, don’t tell is a meaty subject, but the group focuses on doing it through Symbolism and Subtext.

They cover the idea of not overdoing either method, as well as how the techniques can be used as “shorthand” for what you’re really trying to convey.

Jessica discusses her days as an English major, and Anne conducts a punishment exercise that backfires on her.


QUOTE: “Being a good writer is 3% hard work and 97% not getting distracted by the Internet.” – Kristen Houghton



Fake Love by BTS. Snickers bar symbolism (and several other symbols in props/background and dance moves). Song is in Korean.

Saving Mr. Banks Pear symbolism. Fly a Kite subtext.

Inception Spinning top symbolism

Entwine by Tracey Shearer. Lingerie symbolism.


CREDITS: This episode of Your Writing Does Not Suck was recorded and edited by Anne M. Belen.