By: Charlotte Rains Dixon
This is the blog post on viewpoint I promised in my last post, wherein I talked about how I judged a writing contest and nearly all the entries had problems with sketchy world building and viewpoint.
Getting viewpoint wrong sinks your manuscript from the get-go. Send an agent a story rife with viewpoint violations and kiss any chance of representation goodbye. Viewpoint slips look amateurish and annoy the reader, who may not know exactly why they are annoyed, just that they are.
And you do not want to annoy the reader.
I am the Chief of the Viewpoint Violation Police, much to the chagrin of my bi-weekly writing group that meets here in town. You got a viewpoint lapse, even a subtle one, and I'll find it. And
I also have a simple way to master it. Here goes:
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Read the full article HERE!
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