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.
Considering that the weather turned from beautiful spring days to a spring snow storm, I thought no one would show up for the Write Along the Write Path Workshop. I was surprised. Two residents from Pagosa Springs, Colorado attended the first workshop and participated in two writing activities and a very short grammar lesson.
Free Flow Writing
Write Along the Write path focuses on free flow writing. So, during our writing activities we write for a solid 15 minutes. No correcting grammar or re-reading – just writing what comes to our minds. This practice removes blocks from our minds, quiets the internal censure and increases our creativity.
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.
“I don’t have none, I tell you.”
“I can’t do that no more.”
Oh! Here’s a good one! “I ain’t gonna take nothing from nobody.”
Hi Everyone! It is time for my weekly freelance update and I am truly at a lost on how to explain some of my frustrations at this point.
I have only been working with Yahoo! Contributor Network for a little less than three weeks. I was not expecting all that much by this point because I understand how long it takes to build a readership. However, I have to admit, I was not anticipating what has happened.