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I Write For You
Wednesday, 6 August 2008
What's Your Favorite Point of VIew?

Do you have a favorite POV (point of view) that you enjoy? Do you tend to write using the same POV for all your stories?

 Have you ever considered reworking your draft in a different POV?

POV is an important craft element and can make or break your story. Experiment! Try different POVs with different characters until you find one that makes your story spark.

 Here are some POVs that you might try:

  1. First Person (uses "I" as the narrator)
  2. Second Person (uses "you")
  3. Third Person Unlimited ("he/she" - also called the omniscient POV)
  4. Third Person Outer Limited ("he/she" - camera view from one character's perspective)
  5. Third Person Inner Limited ("he/she" - also called close POV)
  6. Combo  (also called limited omniscient POV; mostly found in suspense, crime, mystery and detective stories and uses a combination of inner limited and unlimited POVs)
  7. Multiple (Any combination of the above POVs might be used. Each section, scene, or chapter uses only one POV)

Whatever POV you use in your final version, make sure it's one that works for your story.

 

Take care,

June


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Saturday, 2 August 2008
Weekend Writing Prompt

You are digging in the backyard and find a box about the size of a child's coffin....

Limit: 700 words

Have fun!

Take care,

June


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Sunday, 3 September 2006
Catching Up....
Mood:  incredulous
Hi!

1. I became an editor for Virtual Tales, a epublisher of serials. Check them out at http://www.virtualtales.com

2. My book, THE MAGIC & THE MUNDANE: A GUIDE FOR THE WRITER'S JOURNEY, continues to be the best selling print book at my publisher, ePress Online. The publisher uses Lulu.com for the print editions. Check out the print version here: http://www.lulu.com/content/196034

3. You can buy the ebook from fictionwise.com, where my book was in the top five best sellers for General Nonfiction for four weeks. Check out the ebook here: http://www.fictionwise.com/ebooks/eBook39305.htm

You can also buy the ebook from the publisher, ePress Online: www.epress-online.com/

4. I was offered the postion on the Board of Directors at Virtual Tales as Director of Submissions, which I accepted. I also continue to work as an editor.

That's the major news! It's been an exciting year, so far.

I hope to be posting more often, from books news, to advice of writing and publishing.

Until then, take care!

June

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Friday, 10 March 2006
Book Published & Additional News
Hi,

Check out my book, THE MAGIC & THE MUNDANE: A Guide for the Writer's Journey, published by ePress Online. The print version is available here:

http://www.lulu.com/content/196034

OTHER NEWS

I've been hired as one of the editors for Virtual Tales, which will be selling serialized novels and novellas to readers by email. Check them out:

Virtual Tales is a royalty paying e-publisher of serialized novels/novellas. It is currently looking for fiction in various genres and styles. For more information go to: http://www.virtualtales.com/

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Friday, 6 January 2006
Writing Goals for 2006
I find that planning for the year ahead helps to keep me focused on what I need to accomplish to further my writing.

Here's my writing goals for 2006:

1. Write a new article, short story, and/or poem every month.

2. Submit an article, short story, or poem every two months to a publication or contest.

3. Complete OF EARTH, AIR, FIRE, & WATER: A MYSTICAL APPROACH TO WRITING (working title) nonfiction project before the end of September 2006.

4. Complete the nonfiction book proposal for the nonfiction project by the end of March 2006.

5. Begin submitting the nonfiction book proposal for the nonfiction project by the beginning of April 2006.

6. Finish the third (final) draft of MURDER IN D MINOR (formally NIGHT MUSE) by the end of May 2006.

7. Finish the initial draft of LOGAN'S LAMENT by March 2006.

8. Finish the third (final) draft of LOGAN'S LAMENT by the end of December 2006.

9. Begin looking for an agent/publisher for MURDER IN D MINOR starting in May 2006.

10. Draft at least 50,000 words of a new novel during November 2006 (NaNoWriMo).

11. Post these goals where I can see them every day.

12. Post updates on my progress to my online writing group, Artistic License, every four months.

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What are you planning to do for your writing in 2006?

Take care,
June

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