[Zetta’s Reference Desk] Rivet Your Readers With Deep Point of View

Here’s a few of the topics addressed: “Never Say He Thought/She Thought,” “Ditch Prepositional Tells” (e.g. – she licked her lips in expectation), “He Saw/She Saw—Let’s Get Off the See-Saw.” Sound provocative? Do you have problems in these areas or have beta readers or critique group members “ding” you for these things? Read this book. Continue reading [Zetta’s Reference Desk] Rivet Your Readers With Deep Point of View

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Nothing new under the sun? You need to change your point of view.

When it comes to writing an “original” story, many people are cynical and say that there is nothing original left to write, everything has been done. This may be true when it comes to general themes that can be found in a story, but there is plenty of material available to develop an original idea. I love to read stories that leave me thinking: “Wow…I wish I’d written that!” Continue reading Nothing new under the sun? You need to change your point of view.