Tagged: Writing Craft

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Third Person POV by Kay Keppler

The POV you use to write your novel helps shape the narrative and frame the story for maximum impact. Choosing which point of use to employ and being consistent with it are challenging. For clarity on how to use POV, dive into this post by novelist and editor, Kay Keppler.


Perspective: Pointing the Way to Story by Kay Keppler

Part of craft is choosing from which perspective, or point of view, you tell your story. Your choices are first, second, or third person (limited or omniscient). Each has its strengths and drawbacks. Well, okay, second person has no strengths, only drawbacks, unless you’re writing how-to manuals. In that case, carry on. Fiction people, you have choices to make.


CRAFT: What does Author Convenience and Aristotle have to do with each other?

Authors have a job to do and they have to fool readers in order to do it. In good writing, the author seems to disappear and the reader gets lost in the story. It’s as if the story is telling itself. Yet author convenience, or author intrusion, breaks through the story veil and doesn’t let the reader get caught up in the story.


Being Prolific

Hello, wonderful readers. It’s my turn once again to speak about what’s on my mind about the writing craft and the secret to productivity. To me, being prolific is like a runaway train that still knows where the station is. It may be going at breakneck speed but it’s on a set of rails and it knows where to stop.


CRAFT: The Art of Mixing Humor and Suspense

Welcome to the another article in the Craft series, this one by Bobbye Terry, a frequent guest columnist at the Writer’s Fun Zone. // “Mixing humor with suspense?” you ask. “Surely you jest.” No, I don’t. For one of the few times in print, I’m completely serious.


CRAFT: A Good Book is in the Details

As I stated in yesterday’s post, many of us read to escape. As authors it’s our job to provide that escape to our readers. Many authors get caught up in telling the reader about an experience. But actually what creates the experience of escape is allowing us to feel the story.