Friday, February 28, 2014
I wish a lot of indie authors would do the same thing. Now that self-publishing has been made so easy everyone and anyone can publish a book. I’ve been reading a lot of indie books lately, some really good ones. However, most of them all have one thing in common: point of view issues. It’s so frustrating and confusing when you’re reading a story where the author is jumping back and forth between characters’ thoughts in the same paragraph or scene.
So what is POV? Like I said in the paragraph above, it’s picking the character through whose thoughts the reader will view the scene. Below are examples of what I’m talking about.
“Don’t open the door, Dolly.” Ron knew she would be in for a big shock if she did, and he wanted to prepare her first. He’d been unable to locate her mother, but he had found her twin sister, Anne. (his thoughts, or POV)
Dolly wondered what was behind the door that he didn’t want her to see. Was it her long lost mother? Has Ron finally found her? She felt excitement over the possibility, and a little nervousness. “Why? What will I find?” (switched to her thoughts, or POV)
Ron knew if he wasn’t careful he could easily fall for a sweet girl like Dolly. “Not exactly,” he said, shaking his head. “I found your twin sister, though.” He watched as pure happiness spread across her face. (back to his thoughts, or POV)
“Don’t open the door, Dolly.” Ron knew she would be in for a big shock if she did, and he wanted to prepare her first. He’d been unable to locate her mother, but he had found her twin sister, Anne. (his POV)
“Why? What will I find?” He heard the excitement in her tone, saw a glimmer of it in her sparkling eyes. “Did you find my mother?”(his POV)
Ron knew if he wasn’t careful he could easily fall for a sweet girl like Dolly. “Not exactly,” he said, shaking his head. “I found your twin sister, though.” He watched as pure happiness spread across her face. (his POV)
I’ve written for publishers who don’t want me switching POV except at the beginning of a new chapter. So if chapter one has the heroine’s POV, then chapter two can have the hero’s POV. But then I have another publisher who says it’s okay to switch POV after a couple of pages. So before you go crazy trying to figure out what your publisher wants I’d either ask, or stick to switching POV at each new chapter. That keeps it neat and simple.
I hope this article helps all of you new authors out there. If you’re really passionate about writing, and putting the best product out there – which helps build your fan base – then take this information to heart.
Tory Richards lives in Florida. She retired from Disney to spend time with her family, friends, and to focus on writing. She shares a good sized woman-cave with four cats in her daughter’s home in Deltona. Good coffee, sweet iced tea, chocolate and any kind of sandwich are some of her favorite things.
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Accepting a job as a wildlife veterinarian at the Savage Hills Wolf Sanctuary is Serena's dream job. Finding out she's the mate of Savage Hill's alpha werewolf turns her world as she knows it upside down. Trying to resist the sexy man is impossible. She's in heat, and he's more than ready to claim what's his.
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Thursday, February 27, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
By now, many of you know that the eight authors who participated in the making of the Unforgettable Heroes boxed set have hit the big time by being recognized as Amazon Top 100 Most Popular Contemporary Romance Authors. I am still pinching myself, like many of my fellow authors, realizing that’s really me in the photo.
Bobbye Terry is the bestselling contemporary romance author of This Magic Moment in the Amazon boxed set, Unforgettable Heroes. Other contemporary romances by her include Rose, It's Magic, writing as Daryn Cross and Mr. Wrong, Fat Chance and Intimate Investor, writing as Terry Campbell.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
SEARCHING FOR SOMEDAY
By Jennifer Probst
Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.
She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.
She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon's Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at http://www.jenniferprobst.com/