Show, Tell and Share

I’m involved with a podcast called Art Share – www.art-share.org. Every week, a group of us get together to talk about creativity. We’re a varied bunch, writing in various forms, fine artists, illustrators, folk who make pottery, jewellery… We also get input from people who work at the more businesslike end of creative industry. It’s an interesting mix, we get questions sent in, and all manner of topics come up.

We’re focused on fiction this month. Last week we were talking about the writing issue of show or tell – it’s about how you put your story across to the reader. We didn’t get into the mechanics of how this can work in practice, so I recorded an art-share extra, and after some pondering, it seemed most sense to put it here and let art-share link back.

So if you were wondering what I sound like (with a cold)… this is me. Unscripted, so not as perfectly fluid as might be optimal. Thank you Lurkertype for encouraging me to branch out a bit! If this works, I may do some more spoken (or sung) word pieces, tapping into that whole oral Druid culture thing. Do let me know in the comments whether this works for you, if it does, I’ll drop more of these into the plan. (I say plan… that might be over egging it…)

Show and Tell audio from Nimue

About Nimue Brown

Druid, author, dreamer, folk enthusiast, parent, polyamourous animist, ant-fash, anti-capitalist, bisexual steampunk. Drinker of coffee, maker of puddings. Exploring life as a Pagan, seeking good and meaningful ways to be, struggling with mental health issues and worried about many things. View all posts by Nimue Brown

4 responses to “Show, Tell and Share

  • lornasmithers

    Some sound advice here- and I liked the Snape example 🙂

    I think listening rather than reading slows the speed the information goes in and makes the person on the receiving end think more. Also, it’s good to listen to the intonation and hear a person’s voice.

    • Nimue Brown

      Thanks Lorna! Can be really interesting with poetry, to find how the voice you get in your head relates to the poet’s voice, particularly. Can actually change the sense of a piece, even.

  • Lurkertype

    Aw, thanks for the thanks, but you actually said it in your first paragraph. All I did was repeat it so’s you’d notice!

    Funnily enough, I’m really not an audio person myself. (Whoops). So I can’t really comment effectively on it. I’m strictly an eyeball learner, although I do enjoy concerts — but of course there’s something to look at there as well! Songs keep my attention even back in the transistor radio days.

    All that disclaimed, I did enjoy this. Short enough that my attention didn’t wander too much. And I loved someone finally standing up for a bit of Telling! (And I liked your voice. Didn’t notice the cold)

    • Nimue Brown

      Thank you! I shall pop a song up when I’m feeling really brave. I am a seriously not-visual person (my other half is an artist, he does all of that…) but it would be a good stretch for me to branch into visual content. There are things I do that could be photographed. I shall endeavour so stretch further!

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