Monthly Archives: July 2013

Let’s Talk Editing…

On Sunday, July 28, I was lucky enough to guest on John’s Google Hangout, Rakestraw Book Design Live Events. I had a lot of fun and we spent an hour talking about editing. We talked about editing, who needs editing, … Continue reading

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First Person – Deconstructed

Yes, we already talked about first person, but now let’s really deconstruct it and examine what it means to write in first person. Let’s see what it takes to do the work. Writing in first person, as we discussed before, … Continue reading

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Unusual Points of View

So is that all I have to say on point of view? No. Today I want to talk about unusual points of view. You don’t see these often. Out of these rarities, probably the most common is the epistolary.  A … Continue reading

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Off to the Fair

Today my dear hubby and I will be at the Lane County Fair from 11 to 5 PST with a bunch of other authors signing books (if you’re in the neighborhood, drop by and get a copy of Titanic Deception), … Continue reading

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Branding & Social Media Networking in this New Era of Multi-Screens

I had a great Hangout On Air with Rachel Thompson and we talked… Branding & Social Media Networking Watch the Bad Redhead herself Rachel Thompson, published author and social media consultant talks the business and craft of using social marketing. … Continue reading

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Omniscient Point of View

Omniscient gives the power to see and know all. It was used much more frequently in the 18th century than it is now, though many beginning writers use it without realizing it. Writing in omniscient point of view allows you … Continue reading

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Third Person

Third person. In this point of view, you’re telling the story from a distance, as if you’re watching the people in it. Katie faced the black wall with determination, scanning the endless rows of names. There it was. Dennis McDermott. … Continue reading

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Investing in Your Book

I urge you to invest in your book. What does that mean? It means a lot of things. First, you need to invest the time to do it right. Take your time writing and researching your book. Revise it. Get … Continue reading

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First Person

Ah, first person. Many of the books that cross my desk are written in first person. The reader gets to experience the story inside a character’s head. I find that many first-time authors choose first person as their chosen point … Continue reading

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Point of View

When you write a story, you need to choose a point of view. Who will be telling the story? Will it be one of your characters? Will it be you, the author? Who you choose can change the story. Let’s … Continue reading

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