Show More, Tell Less: How To Write With Flair and Style

SHOWING is not just “describing more” or piling on the adjectives. It is being specific and sensitive to details—not just any details, but the ones that matter, the ones that can drive your narrative forward and make your words come alive.

Regardless of the type of essay you’re writingnarrative, expository, argumentativeyou can elevate your writing from a flat, telling mode to a more engaging, showing style by applying some basic literary techniques.

Enjoy some writing practice as we craft telling versus showing sentences side by side to help you appreciate how the skill of showing can transform your writing. 

Your Key Takeaway
5 showing techniques that would help you write with flair and style

This Workshop Is Great For
training the reading eye
helping you capture color and compelling details in your writing
cultivating your skills of observation—the key to writing well 

Open To
Primary Level students
Secondary Level students

Primary Level (P4 – P6)
Tuesday, 20 June 2017
9.30AM – 12PM

Secondary Level (S1 – S4)
Tuesday, 20 June 2017
2.30PM – 5PM

Tuition
$108 | $98 (for current 1-to-1 students)

Special Rates
If you’re taking at least three workshop modules this holiday
・$294 for 3 sessions | or $98 per session
・$264 for 3 sessions | or $88 per session (for current 1-to-1 students)

Refunds/Cancellation
No refunds or credit. If you aren’t able to attend, please give your spot to a friend.

Location
11 Toh Tuck Road, Singapore 596290

Group Size
No more than six

Reserve Your Spot 
viv@mywritinghome.com
We will confirm your reservation once we receive your payment

Take-Home Treat
Go home with a mystery treat du jour from the baker-of-the-house

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More June 2017 Workshops
How To Write Opening Lines
How To Transform Your Writing With the Comma

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How To Write Opening Lines

WE all know the drill. The primary school kids like to start their essays with dialogue, the weather, or the now famous school bell (or doorbell). The secondary school students, on the other hand, can turn to the tried-and-true “define the key word,” or the declarative sentence that directly addresses the essay question: Do you agree? Sometimes rendered with a little twist: To what extent do you agree?

If you’ve built your life around these formulaic solutions, it’s time to say goodbye to them. You can develop so many other creative ideas for that ultimate hook, and walk away with not just a given fact that hooks are arresting and engaging, but the ability to achieve it.

Enjoy some writing practice as we craft hooks to essays you’d likely find in your exams.

Your Key Takeaway
5 opening line techniques your school teacher never taught you

This Workshop Is Great For
training the reading eye
 developing your sensibility, and sensitivity to details
cultivating your skills of observation—the key to writing well 

Open To
Primary Level students
Secondary Level students

Primary Level (P4 – P6)
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
9.30AM – 12PM

Secondary Level (S1 – S4)
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
2.30PM – 5PM

Tuition
$108 | $98 (for current 1-to-1 students)

Special Rates
If you’re taking at least three workshop modules this holiday
・$294 for 3 sessions | or $98 per session
・$264 for 3 sessions | or $88 per session (for current 1-to-1 students)

Refunds/Cancellation
No refunds or credit. If you aren’t able to attend, please give your spot to a friend.

Location
11 Toh Tuck Road, Singapore 596290

Group Size
No more than six

Reserve Your Spot 
viv@mywritinghome.com
We will confirm your reservation once we receive your payment

Take-Home Treat
Go home with a mystery treat du jour from the baker-of-the-house

. . .

More June 2017 Workshops
Show More, Tell Less: How To Write With Flair and Style
How To Transform Your Writing With the Comma

How to Transform Your Writing With the Comma

THE good old comma. The neglected comma. How many of us have taken a good, hard look at the comma beyond its seemingly mundane role of indicating a pause between two phrases, or separating items in a list?

Learn how commas can help you write crisp, clear, and elegant sentences. Walk away with new ideas on how to create sentence variety through parenthesis and parallel structures—concepts that aren’t as complex as they sound.

Enjoy some comma practice time as we formulate ideas and craft sentences together.

Your Key Takeaway
5 comma tricks to make your sentences crisp, clear, and elegant

This Workshop Is Great For
training the reading eye
honing your editing skills
helping you convey more with less words
 for secondary level students: helping you quote more effectively
for primary level students: helping you write better dialogues

Open To
Primary Level students
Secondary Level students

Primary Level (P4 – P6)
Friday, 23 June 2017
9.30AM – 12PM

Secondary Level (S1 – S4)
Friday, 23 June 2017
2.30PM – 5PM

Tuition
$108 | $98 (for current 1-to-1 students)

Special Rates
If you’re taking at least three workshop modules this holiday
・$294 for 3 sessions | or $98 per session
・$264 for 3 sessions | or $88 per session (for current 1-to-1 students)

Refunds/Cancellation
No refunds or credit. If you aren’t able to attend, please give your spot to a friend.

Location
11 Toh Tuck Road, Singapore 596290

Group Size
No more than six

Reserve Your Spot 
viv@mywritinghome.com
We will confirm your reservation once we receive your payment

Take-Home Treat
Go home with a mystery treat du jour from the baker-of-the-house

. . .

More June 2017 Workshops
Show More, Tell Less: How To Write With Flair and Style
How To Write Opening Lines

The Ultimate ‘O’ Level Prep – Comprehension Intensives

HAVING trouble reading prose that’s rich with imagery or just plain difficult? How about questions on the effect of the language and why it’s so unusual? And how do you deal with that tedious UYOWAFAP rule, always rendered in bold—use your own words as far as possible?

In this three-day workshop, we will tackle all the challenges of comprehension, visual texts, and summary work.

For our workshop flyer, visit The Ultimate ‘O’ Level Prep – Comprehension Intensives  Continue reading

The Ultimate ‘O’ Level Prep – Composition Intensives

DO you often run into that lousy, blah feeling of having little or nothing to say? Does that force you to skim through with generalizations, before you break into a judgmental, preachy voice without even realizing it? Which is the better advice? Show, don’t tell; or show more, tell less?

In this three-day workshop, we will tackle all the composition challenges from the way you think to your essay structure, right up to the stylistic decisions involving diction and taste. Walk away with vital lessons on reading as well.

For our workshop flyer, visit The Ultimate ‘O’ Level Prep – Composition Intensives  Continue reading