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Find Your Story Within Contest – Week 6

February 17, 2012

“Present the evidence for the way your character feels without overtly telling the reader what he feels,” writes author Laura Oliver.

When you give your reader an experience through clues, you are showing (not telling). When you master this skill, the reader is far more likely to trust you as an author and to feel what you want them to feel and see what you want them see.

In no more than 250 words, write about a character who is worried about something without using the  word “worry” or “anxious” to label this emotion—instead, think about ways to show worry.  (Hint: to start, ask yourself, “What do I do when I’m worried?)

To enter, send an email to with your full name, email address and written entry. Week six entries are due on Wednesday, February 22, 2012.

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