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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Writing Better, Getting Published - Part 1

"...And sometime when I wasn't looking, I got a new life."--Linda Della Donna

If you are writing fiction, then you already know about the five basic points of view to write from. Just for a little review, I'm taking a little time to list them here:

1. The Omniscient Viewpoint

Here your reader gets to learn about your character or any event you choose to create, your way. You, dear writer, are in charge. You decide. If you want to include the color of your character's underwear, describe the tattoo on her right butt cheek, this is again, your decision. You can also choose to include your character's most private thoughts, what motivates her, what her favorite hobbies are, what drives her to get out of bed each morning, things that will take place in her world in the future. There is more, but I am sure by now you got the picture. This is written in third person.

Writing Quote:

"She describes the box. How her father sliced down the middle a sheet of plywood and one half was enough. She had measured the boy. Told Joe: sixteen inches wide and there's room for his toys, too. And a flicker feather. And a blanket of soft wool. And some sage the boy's mother tucked into the pocket of his shirt."-- from the book, "arroyo," a novel, by Summer Wood.

Writing Tip:

Write. Own it. Then let it go. Stop reading it over and over.

See you in print,

Linda Della Donna
Freelance Writer

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