Tagged with point of view

Killing the Narrator


When creating an outline for a novel, I think very carefully about point of view. The biggest problem I usually have is picking a point of view that works for the entire novel but also has a thematic purpose. Today’s most common point of view is third person singular which follows one character throughout the … Continue reading

Sample Chapter: This Broken Earth


I thought I would post a sample chapter of my latest novel.  It is one I have spent some time with and is also one in which the voice is right.  I would like to set it up by saying that this novel is told through the voices of all of the characters.  Each chapter … Continue reading

Pulling Back on the Reigns


I’ve never really ridden in a horse drawn carriage much in life, (but if these gas prices keep going up I may soon do so) but I think of the horse drawn carriage as a perfect metaphor for my writing process. Think of the horse as the wild animal of my imagination, the carriage as the finished product, … Continue reading

First Person and Suspense


Probably one of the biggest hurdles I have had to jump writing my latest novel is point of view. I thought of writing it in first person but then if I were to put my hero in peril (and I will several times) the reader has the happy place of knowing that the hero is … Continue reading