Monday Motivations for a Writer! #5

One of my most challenging skills as a writer was understanding and implementing POV.  Point-of-view.  My editor pointed out a lot of ‘head hopping’ (the expression for telling your reader what everyone is thinking and feeling) when in each chapter, the writer should try to stick to one point of view.   But, even very successful, best-seller authors like Nora Roberts is guilty of this.

 Action, thoughts, & dialogue establishes the character’s POV.

I’ll be candid here….the jury is still out for me on strict POV writing. When I’m reading (and I do a lot of reading) and become aware of an author ‘head hopping’, it doesn’t distract or annoy me.  When I catch myself doing it, as I write, I don’t see where it detracts from my storytelling.  

 

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.’ Dorothy Parker

‘The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.’ Charles Du Bos

‘I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God’s business.’  Michael J. Fox

‘As a writer, I marinate, speculate and hibernate.’  Trisha Sugarek

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