The Gifts of Workshop

June 4, 2014

translation guide to writing workshops that we’re definitely printing out and bringing along to our next one. “Sometimes when people say ‘show, don’t tell,’ what they mean is that they find the characters sympathetic, the story is moving forward, and they even like the conflict, but they just don’t like the way you wrote it. What they’d really like to do is steal the idea and write it themselves, because honestly, they would do a much better job.”

is an intern for The Millions. She's worked as a management consultant for various American and European companies and one African government. Her website is and she tweets @eliseliu.

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