Lone Star Festival
The Event for Texas Creatives

Jan Sikes




In this workshop, we will talk at length about what it really means to “Show Don't Tell” in writing a story and using samples to explain and demonstrate this critical aspect of book writing.



During the session, we will review each of the following and demonstrate their relevance to writing a great book.

  • Define “Show Don’t Tell.”
  • Use explicit examples to show the difference between the two.
  • Explain why this is one of the most important things in writing a story.
  • Wrap up the workshop with some hands-on work to convert phrases from telling to showing.


About the Author:

Jan Sikes is an award-winning Texas author who has been called a wordsmith by her peers. She openly admits that she never set out in life to be an author. But she had a story to tell. Not just any story, but a true story that rivals any fiction creation. You simply can’t make this stuff up. It all happened. She chose to create fictitious characters to tell the story through, and they bring the intricately woven tale to life in an entertaining way. She released a series of music CDs to accompany the four biographical fiction books and then published a book of poetry and art to complete the story circle.

And now that the story is told, this author can’t find a way to put down the pen. She continues to write fiction and has published many short stories with a series of novels waiting in the wings. She is a member of The Author’s Marketing International, and the Writer’s League of Texas.