I have compiled a sort of a little help-guide for myself which I read every day before diving into writing. Then I thought, this would be cool to share with you, in case you were looking for a list like that. Or maybe you have a list of your own and could share it with me. I have pulled this from a ton of books I had read, so ask me questions if some of the terms sound unfamiliar. Depending on where you are in your writing career, you will either laugh at this (been there, done that) or feel like your brain is starting to smoke (I tried explaining this today to two non-writers who finally begged me to stop—it was like math, like programming, too complicated).Read More
Here I was, learning all about plotting and theme and getting ready to write a post for you on theme and genres, and BAM! I up and stumble on Point of View types (POVs from here on) and realize my theme post has to wait. Worse. I realize I might've done terrible POV shifts in the current draft of TUBE (never mind my other books, I'm not even going to think about that) which are unforgivable and need to be fixed, and it goes even worse from here. I'm not entirely sure about how to fix them as this new concept of POVs and their importance has not been fully absorbed into my brain. Gah! So I'm scrambling to understand the difference and the nuances of different POVs, as well as what final POV I want to choose for TUBE.
But more on that later.Read More