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”Show, Don’t Tell”: Why Writing a Good Story and Calming Your Nervous System Are More Similar Than You Think

A long time ago (don’t ask), one of my favourite teachers told me: ”Don’t just tell the reader what’s happening. Instead, SHOW them that something’s happening!” This was probably my first introduction to “Show, don’t tell!” Many years have passed since (blergh, I’m old), but I still use this concept when I write fiction. Not …

The Power of Storytelling for Mental Health

I would reckon most of us are aware that artists (be it musical, performing, visual or writing) are storytellers. But between tirelessly trying to create and making a living, we sometimes forget that storytelling has been a powerful tool for connection and healing for thousands of years: It provides us with an opportunity to share …

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