I tell my father what they taught in creative writing class about ‘showing not telling’ complete with examples. He expands on what I’ve shared, and informs me on points he’s heard of, as if all of this writing business is easy. Anyone can do it, he says, though he’s never even tried once.
Later that day he receives an email and asks for my help with the response. My typing skills are better than his, he says. Typing skills. Better than his. Really?
Okay, I tell him, first you write out what should be typed. Put it in your own words.
Liz Betz is a retired rancher, from Alberta, Canada. Writing short stories seems to help her days go by and her brain to stay active. Her publication credits are many and varied.