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Point of View: Common Types and 5 Tips for Strengthening

Point of view, it seems so simple, but it is so easy to screw up, and if you do, all your other hard work plotting and building characters my be for naught as your reader, frustrated with not knowing whose head they are in, flings your book across the room. […]

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Point of View Whiplash: Head Hopping

 When you sit down to write a story, you can start a lot of places—plot, character, setting—but very early you are going to have to make one basic decision: Who is going to tell this story? Who owns the point of view? A lot of writers seem to have a […]

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Writing Prompts: Point of View

Here are some prompt ideas for your work-in-progress to help you strengthen your story AND help you expand your own point of view writing techniques at the same time.

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Getting Up Close and Personal with Your Characters

Recently I was reading a book by one of my favorite authors. This author has a series that I love, and I would without question say he is a fabulous writer. So when I saw he had books out in a series I haven’t read yet, I snapped them up. […]

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Point-of-View in Young Adult Fiction

I thought I’d talk a little about point-of-view (POV) in young adult fiction—a little more of craft-based a topic than I usually touch on, but I think it’s an important one.  Basically, there are three types of POV to choose from when crafting your young adult or teen novel: Third […]

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