POV (Point of View): Point of view in literature is probably the biggest single area of novel writing that aspiring writers have problems with. More specifically, they often can’t decide whether to use first person or third person point of view. This can be the single most important decision a writer makes about their novel and if it is not handled correctly it can guarantee a novel’s failure.
I spend a good amount of time every day researching and reading the news. For a long time, much of that research went to waste. You see, I am basically a lazy person and much of my past research was lost because I did not take adequate notes. That problem is now solved thanks to Evernotes. It is the lazy person’s research tool!
In my pre-Kindle Fire days, I would read the news online with a notebook beside me and tried to take copious notes. The initial notes of the day were clear and concise, but by the end of my research session the notes were shorter and harder to read.
This is my weekly update on my freelance journey. It is my hope that through these updates you will learn about some of the places that accept freelance writers and learn how the journey progresses. It also is another way I am striving to keep myself accountable.
Dorrance Publishing Co, Inc.: I am currently reading Gandhi’s List of Social Sins, Lessons in Truth by Frank Woolever. I am only on page 32, but thus far I am very impressed with both the presentation of the material and the style it is written in. It starts with a short intro to Gandhi that definitely made me hungry for more. Unfortunately, Mr. Woolever died in 2010 so unless he has further writings that have not been released, I will have to find another author who gives a good biography of Gandhi.
Newsflash: Writing is hard. Rephrase. Writing well is hard. It takes so much freaking practice!
It takes work. It takes planning. It is riddled with disappointment, self-doubt and rejection. If you choose a writing life, you will have to not choose other things. You will redefine success and come to grips with the fact that people assume you have some sort of personality disorder—what with all those unwritten characters and scenes living in your head.