Every reader knows- and every writer learns- that in order to give the audience an experience instead of just a story, we must show and not tell. Every human sense must be employed. For example, which do you experience more? "The temperature had fallen overnight and the heavy frost reflected the sun's rays brightly", OR " The morning air was bitter ice in her nose and mouth, and dazzling frost lay on every bud and branch." showing invokes the reader to participate. Showing should be an integral component of every writing element and style. But, there are times when telling carries more impact. This class uses popular novels and short stories to learn when to show and when to tell. Then, the class will get out their pens and play with words through games and experiencing the world with our senses. This course is meant to be fun for all and only as challenging as you want it to be. The only items that you need are your eyes, ears, nose and tastebuds. A sense of adventure and humor are helpful too.