ARTICLES

Attitude  

How to Keep Your Passion Burning

 Mar 1, 2016

Ah, the fresh start of a novel. How I love it: the excitement of meeting new characters, the limitless options, the scenes that can’t wait to be written. If you ignore that panic-inducing face-off with the blank page, it’s an exhilarating moment.

And almost as exhilarating, or perhaps even more, is the feeling of writing “The End” and laying down your, well,  keyboard.

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Point of View (POV)  

First Person Point of View

 Mar 1, 2016

First person point of view is one of the most natural voices to write in, but that doesn’t make it straightforward to use. First person perspective allows intensity of experience and freedom of voice, but limits the information you can reveal. It also carries certain assumptions that have to be overcome to use it effectively.

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