How to: Show Instead of Tell

By Elle Vue What is “Show Don’t Tell?” When workshopping poetry everyone always screams, “show us, don’t tell us!” But what does this mean? I feel like I’m already showing. How do I put my abstract ideas into concrete sentences? “Show don’t tell” does not necessarily mean one should add more adjectives to frame theContinue reading “How to: Show Instead of Tell”

Nothing is Permanent by Elle Vue

Spilled Merlot on my white, lace Easter dress. Red lips stained on grandmothers antique tea set. Green tomatoes ripened too quickly to fry. Drops of blood landed on my copy of The Picture of Dorian Gray. Rose petals fell off their bushes too early in the spring.