August 3rd, 2018

Cleaning Up Those POV Breaks

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Blogging Guests | Craft

Ann Griffin

As an indie author, I’ve been reading quite a few indie books lately. I have discovered a lot of fun reads and some great stories. However, I keep tripping over one particular writing error: breaking POV (Point of View.)

You seasoned writers with agents and editors who comb through your manuscripts looking for every tiny flaw, may not want to read this.… Read the post

May 2nd, 2018

World Building Using POV

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Craft | Fae Rowen | WriterStrong

This is a true story: 

I looked out my window this morning, as I always do while drinking my breakfast protein shake.

In the heavier than usual wind, the prayer flags flapped loudly.

Through the narrow gaps of brightly-colored material I saw a profusion of blooming tropical flowers.Read the post

October 28th, 2016

How Filtering the Point of View Affects Show, Don't Tell

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Craft | Janice Hardy

Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy

Janice Hardy BooksReaders experience your novel through the eyes of your narrator. Sometimes this narrative filter is invisible and readers don’t perceive any distance between them and the point-of-view character, such as with a first-person point of view. Other times the filters are obvious and readers feel the space between them and the characters, such as with an omniscient narrator.… Read the post

March 15th, 2013

Point of View: Choosing Whose Head To Be In

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Craft

by Sharla Rae

The first thing writers learn about Point of View, or POV, is that it refers to whose head we’re in.

In other words: through whose perspective will the reader experience the sounds, smells, actions and emotions of a story/scene?… Read the post

July 23rd, 2012

Put Your Reader in Your POV Character’s Skin ~ by Margie Lawson

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Blogging Guests | Craft | Margie Lawson

This will be the only post here at Writers in the Storm until next Monday. We're leaving for the RWA 2012 Conference in Anaheim tomorrow.

BUT we'll be tweeting and Facebooking during the conference so those of you who aren't able to get to the Happiest Place on Earth will be able to experience some of the flavor and fun of the workshops, luncheons, mini conferences, and meet-and-greets.… Read the post


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