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Understanding 'Show, Don't Tell'

One-session online workshop, 1 - 1.5 hours, live teaching, via Zoom.

The length of the sessions varies depending on the session topic and the questions and discussions that arise.
Sessions will be a minimum of one hour.

Only ten places available on each workshop

Wednesday 16th March 2022 at 7pm

time shown is GMT

Workshop fee: £25

(the meeting invite will be emailed to you a couple of days before your workshop is due to start. If you do not receive your invite, with the Zoom link, by the day before your workshop then please check your junk/spam folder to see if it is there. If not, please contact or

Every creative writing tutor’s pet mantra is, ‘Show, Don’t Tell’. In this fun and informative workshop you'll find out exactly what this means and how to apply it effectively to your writing. With numbers strictly limited to ten there is plenty of time to ask questions. Plus, Phil will set you a short writing exercise so you can have a go yourself and receive constructive feedback if you choose to share your work.

After the workshop you'll be emailed the workshop slides.

This is a great opportunity to develop your writing skills and make friends with others on the same journey. It’ll be exciting, stretching, lots of fun, and give you the confidence to take your writing forward. This workshop is suitable for writers who want to develop their fiction writing skills, including beginners.

Workshop fee: £25


Phil Busby


Workshop Leader: Phil Busby – E.N. (M) B.A. Hons

A playwright, singer-songwriter and author, Phil works in course development for The Writers Bureau, Manchester. Originally a psychiatric nurse, he studied Theatre at Dartington College of Arts before working across Europe for ten years as a performer, writer and workshop leader.

By taking part in this workshop you will:

  • meet other writers on the same journey as you

  • have time to ask questions as there are only ten participants per group

  • develop an understanding of a fundemental technique in fiction writing

  • find out when to show and when to tell

  • gain increased self-confidence to take your writing forward on your own



This workshop is run by Budding Writers in partnership with The Writers Bureau