Editing Manuscripts to Make Them Sing

Editing Manuscripts to Make Them Sing

Ready to edit your books from NaNoWriMo or just one you’ve had in a drawer for a while? Here are some terrific ideas from The Write Practice blog.

About the Third Person Objective POV

Find out about the third person objective. It’s probably not a good choice if you are not writing a screenplay, but if you are curious about it, here’s a good introduction with suggestions for making it work.

re: What’s the Beef with Third Person Objective POV? | DearEditor.com.


Storytelling Basics: Tragedy

Here’s another in a terrific series of posts summarizing basic plots on The Write Practice blog. For a quick review of the bottom line of storytelling, take an hour or so and review the basic plots covered on the site. It may save you years of learning the hard way.

The 7 Basic Plots: Tragedy.

Effective Ways to End Your Book or Story

So, the ending of your book isn’t working and you don’t know what to do. This post from veteran author Rob Sanders might be just what you need.

Click on the link below:

Picture This!: Effective Endings.

Watch, or Create, a Webinar

For those who enjoy Webinars, here’s a site that offers instruction for writers of children’s fiction.

Angela Morrison.

If you are an author and presenter, this site is an example of stellar marketing. Notice that she offers each Webinar free for 24 hours. After, that it is available for purchase. Note also the endorsements and the pitch on the page. It’s short, to the point, and very effective. The page layout is clean and simple. Even the author’s picture is good. It isn’t arty, but notice how she makes warm contact with the viewer. You can do this, too.

How to Write a Novel in One Easy Blog Post

I’m reading and thinking in preparation for next month’s NaNoWriMo.

Here’s a great post about how to write a novel. It distills the content of many good books on the subject. Steven Atwood’s method, or a variation on it, might work for you.

Deciding on a Story Line | Steven Atwood, Author Blog.

Remember, though, that every writer has a slightly different working style. Whatever works for you is what works for you.

Protagonists: Exceptions that Prove the Rule

Everyone who has taken an English class knows that every story has a protagonist. The audience lives the adventure through that main character. Sometimes, there seem to be exceptions, but when such a story works, it’s usually because the protagonist has taken a different form. Here’s an article about a popular film that seems to disobey the rule.

QueryTracker Blog: No protagonist? No problem! (but don’t try this at home).