Thursday, November 14, 2013

Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Marcy Kennedy (@MarcyKennedy)

In my continuing series on point of view, I promised I’d explain the difference between omniscient POVand head hopping. Before I do that, we need to get one thing out of the way.

Head-hopping is never good. Sometimes an author can get away with it, but it’s never ideal and it never makes your story stronger. Never.

Omniscient POV, on the other hand, is a valid point of view for fiction. It might not be the most popular or the most commonly used in 21st century fiction, but there’s nothing wrong with it. And some stories are even best told in it.

Obviously, the tricky part for most writers is telling them apart. I’m going to show you the secret for keeping them straight.

To be head hopping, a passage needs to meet two criteria:

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If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again: 
  1. Matte or Gloss varnish for book printing: Createspace now allows both, but which is better?
  2. 7 Ways to Finish Difficult Writing Projects
  3. The Other Side of the Story: Revealing a Character's Past Without Falling Into Backstory
  4. The Bookshelf Muse: Let the Characters Tell the Story
  5. Writer Beware ® Blogs!: Solicitation Alert: Bloggingbooks
  6. How Much Should I Charge for My E-Book? | Catherine, Caffeinated
  7. How to Write Great Blog Content : @ProBlogger
  8. 64 Google+ Content Strategies [Infographic] | Copyblogger
  9. Email Marketing [not so] 101 — socialmouths
  10. The Writer's Place: Focus on... Historical Research with Dayna Leigh Cheser (Part 2)
  11. Three Men and a Manuscript: A Forum on the Storytelling Craft @storyfix
  12. Writing The Perfect Scene: Advanced Fiction Writing Tips @snowflakeguy
  13. Writing Fiction When Chaos Strikes Your Life | Advanced Fiction Writing
  14. The Kill Zone: 11 Keys to Making a Novel a Page Turner
  15. Six Shades of True
  16. What Is Literary Fiction?
  17. Beat Blogger Burnout: Regain Your Enthusiasm! | Linky Blog
  18. Tips to Write Faster and Better | Linky Blog
  19. 8 Cover Trends That Sell Books - BookBub Unbound
  20. What Is Head Hopping and How Can We Avoid It? - Marcy Kennedy

Happy writing & running, Kathy

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