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kim-culbertson's picture
Feb.07.2011
In a writing workshop I once took, the literary novelist Ethan Canin told us that reading is "about connecting with a sensibility."  This resonated with me as a writer because I know that when something I read compels me, it's because I feel like I'm connecting to a certain world view in...
pam-parker's picture
Jan.31.2011
← BLOG – Where’s the Bloody Long Original Groovy acronym?Politically Incorrect Characters: or, what if my character says “retard?”Posted on January 31, 2011 by Pam Parker Antonya Nelson is an American author whose publication credits, teaching credentials, fellowships and awards would lead you to...
bob-mustin's picture
Nov.30.2010
Yesterday, the missus grilled me about the differences in current American fiction and British fiction. Just our way of having a stimulating chat, you know? I've read a lot of domestic and British fiction over the past couple of years, and having been asked the question, here's what I've noted:...
midge-raymond's picture
Sep.28.2010
ASK MIDGE is a column devoted to questions about writing, publishing, grammar, and all other things writing-related, written by me (Midge). Please send questions through this form (and let me know whether you’d like me to use your full name, first name only, or initials only). I’m looking forward...
terry-odell's picture
Aug.04.2010
As promised, here's the analysis of Monday's over the top example of writing without understanding the need for a consistent point of view. This is an example of an attempt at third person point of view. Mary entered the room. John thought she was the most amazing woman he'd ever seen. Mary...
terry-odell's picture
Aug.02.2010
Before we move on with today's topic, NOWHERE TO HIDE got a top rated review from Romance Junkies. It's gratifying to see that even though I'm outside the box with a romantic suspense, the reviewer not only recognized it as a mystery, but enjoyed it as well! The Point of View chat at Savvy...
terry-odell's picture
Jul.29.2010
OK - first things first. The New Kitchen! If you want to see a bunch more pictures, including some "Before" shots, click here. I thought I'd continue with my POV notes as I get ready for tonight's Savvy Writers chat. Yesterday, I gave a brief "definition" of the basic point of...
terry-odell's picture
Jul.28.2010
Right about now, a few thousand writers, agents, publishers and assorted book people will be in Orlando for the annual Romance Writers of America Conference. Of course, thousands more won't be making the trip, myself included. A writing site, Savvy Writers, is holding an on-line symposium for...
terry-odell's picture
Jun.23.2010
Last week, I mentioned transitions, and how everything has to flow. In our house, we have small areas of tile at the entry doors and in front of the two fireplaces. The rest of the flooring is newly installed ¾ inch hardwood. One of the challenges the contractors faced was making sure the...
bob-mustin's picture
Jun.22.2010
I've been a fan of THE MILLIONS blog for some years now. The chat here about point of view is one of the reasons why.   As I was taking notes for a new novel recently, I took a moment to consider point of view. Fatigued from working on one manuscript with multiple first-person limited narrators,...