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Are You Writing in the POV You Think You’re Writing In? - Marcy Kennedy

Are You Writing in the POV You Think You’re Writing In? - Marcy Kennedy | Writing and self-publishing | Scoop.it
By Marcy Kennedy (@MarcyKennedy) Point of view problems are the most common problems I see as a freelance editor. And I’m not surprised. Point of view is a difficult concept to master, yet it’s also the most essential.

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Penelope's curator insight, October 11, 2013 7:12 PM

 

Master your point of view (POV) and you have mastered a major part of writing a great story.

 

For those who are new at this lingo, point of view is simply the view from which the story is told. Who's doing the talking? Whose head are you in? POV comes in 4 types:

 

o Second Person - Tells the story using YOU

o Omniscient - Told by an all-knowing narrator

o Third Person - Told from "perspective" of single character

o First Person - The character is telling the story (uses I)

 

For specific examples of each, and further explanations, check out the article in its entirety.

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://marcykennedy.com/2013/10/writing-pov-think-youre-writing/

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, October 19, 2013 4:18 PM

Helpful description of POV. 

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Free Sites to Promote Your eBook - GalleyCat

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Free Sites to Promote Your eBook

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Author teaches writing down memories

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Margaret Bigger knows a tale when she hears one.

For 29 years, she has been recording either her own stories, her family’s or other people’s tales of war, prohibition, weddings, funerals and church-going, self-publishing and editing collections of stories, or writing books of her own.

A good listener and writer and a mentor-like editor, Bigger has written or edited 24 books in her 73 years.

But it is her book “Recalling Your Memories on Paper, Tape or Videotape,” published in 1996 and now in its second printing, that launched her career as a teacher about saving memories and creating memoirs.

Across a tray of hot tea, the Southern author recently talked from her Foxcroft East home about teaching others.

“Actually, I was teaching the class over and over again and thought it would be good to write a book and use some of my students’ experiences to make it much more interesting,” she said. “So I sort of backed into the book from teaching.”

Bigger has taught the memory-writing course since 1989 at Central Piedmont Community College, Queens University of Charlotte, the Shepherd’s Center in Charlotte, at retirement centers in three states and as an annual fundraiser for the Charlotte Writers’ Club.


Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/01/12/3777487/author-teaches-writing-down-memories.html#storylink=cpy

 


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Self Publishing & Marketing your Ebook

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The Best Place to Learn More About Self Publishing and Marketing Ebooks, Launching strategies, book cover and interior design tips and suggestions, consultations and professional services (RT @ILGeorgiev: Self-Publishing & Marketing your eBook...


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Self-Publishing - Publishing SOLO Releases Dictionary of Self-Publishing Terms

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For anyone interested in publishing their own book using print on demand printing, this is a great place to start. Understand the basic terms of self-publishing, print on demand, and electronic publishing.


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Walter Murch: On Editing

The Film & Sound Editor behind Apocalypse Now & The English Patient reveals the relationship between editing and dance, the importance of rhythm - "like tell...
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The Global eBook Report - Fall 2013 | The Passive Voice | Writers, Writing, Self-Publishing, Disruptive Innovation and the Universe

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From Global eBook - a report on market trends and developments: Ebooks are only one part of this new ecosystem of writing, publishing, and reading, as are publishers and retailers, and in many continental European markets, they represent just a...

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Lulu Improves Self-Publishing Author Experience With New Book Templates, Home Page Design and eBook Solutions

Lulu Improves Self-Publishing Author Experience With New Book Templates, Home Page Design and eBook Solutions (via MarketWired) SOURCE: Lulu Press September 11, 2013 09:00 ET RALEIGH, NC–(Marketwired – September 11, 2013) – Millions of authors come...


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Get Reviews for Your Self-Published Book - BookBaby Blog

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It's still difficult for self-published authors to attract the attention of big-name book critics, but here are 10 places that WILL review your indie book:

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5 Authors Using Social Media to Reach Readers and Sell Books - Business 2 Community

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Borrow The Naked Truth About Self-Publishing by Jana DeLeon, Tina Folsom, Colleen Gleason, Jane Graves, Liliana Hart, Debra Holland, Dorien Kelly, Theresa Ragan, Denise Grover Swank, Jasinda Wilder...

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BookLending.com instantly matches people who want to borrow and lend Kindle books. Always free of charge. Come borrow a book today. (REQUEST: The Naked Truth About Self-Publishing by Jana DeLeon, Tina Folsom, Colleen Gleason,...


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Slowly Back Away from the Computer: Five Editing Tips for Self-Publishers - Urban Book Editor | Urban Book Editor

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More Thoughts on Being a Hybrid Writer and My Self-Publishing Discoveries | Mystery Writing is Murder

More Thoughts on Being a Hybrid Writer and My Self-Publishing Discoveries | Mystery Writing is Murder | Writing and self-publishing | Scoop.it

On Monday’s post, I received a comment from Colleen…she was interested in hearing more about balancing or approaching life as a hybrid writer—someone who is both traditionally published and self-published.She mentioned (and she’s right) that many self-pubbed/indie authors aren’t at all interested in being traditionally published.  She was curious about how I handle both worlds.And…it’s interesting sometimes. But for me, a job is a job. I have traditionally published series with readers who want more books, so I’m providing them more books.  I recently signed a contract with Penguin for more mysteries in the Southern Quilting series.


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Charles Tiayon's curator insight, September 20, 2013 1:40 AM
On Monday’s post, I received a comment from Colleen…she was interested in hearing more about balancing or approaching life as a hybrid writer—someone who is both traditionally published and self-published.She mentioned (and she’s right) that many self-pubbed/indie authors aren’t at all interested in being traditionally published.  She was curious about how I handle both worlds.And…it’s interesting sometimes. But for me, a job is a job. I have traditionally published series with readers who want more books, so I’m providing them more books.  I recently signed a contract with Penguin for more mysteries in the Southern Quilting series.
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Christian writers group to host ebook publishing workshop Oct. 12 - Anderson Independent Mail

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Why a small press may be a better route than self-publishing.
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The Real Costs of Self-Publishing a Book

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Miral Sattar:  'At every writers conference or self-publishing panel the question that almost always inevitably comes up is: "How much will self-publishing really cost me?"'


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Charlie Dare's curator insight, May 17, 2013 9:45 PM

Publishing and copyright are aspects of the creative process for making scripts story boards.Adaptations on themes are too common..

 

 

 

 

Asil's curator insight, May 20, 2013 4:15 PM

It really is a very comprehensive 'how-to".

JudithBriles's curator insight, June 12, 2013 7:41 PM

Savvy authors know that publishing isn't done at the five and dime. Get smart; get realistic; get planning.