Seems pretty obvious there. But what about if we want to make the scene more active? Well, you don’t use said. And what about PoV? That doesn’t change things much either. Why don’t we take a look at a couple of examples using the same sentence from above?
2020 May 18
Editors cost a lot of money, so when authors pay for editing services, they expect amazing results.
Deep POV is very useful for writing, especially for first or third person stories. It allows you to still use the correct POV (Point of View) for your genre without confusing the reader or compromising your work (Prunkl 2013).
We touch on this outline beat sheet off and on throughout the outline course, but I usually don’t use it in its entirety. There are a lot of “long slogs” that I don’t enjoy pushing through. Most of my outlines will take a few beats from this one, but it won’t take the entire beat sheet.
Authors experience a lot of pain. We lack time. We lack attention. We lack confidence. We lack a lot of things, and sometimes, we’ll have a great day, sit down to write, and feel so miserable we can’t focus on creating words.
Habits play a large part in our success or failure as authors.
As an author, you certainly can write anything you want. You can tell whatever story suits your fancy. But when you enter into a genre and you don’t study the genre norms, you’re going to be pulling in your readers, but you are going to struggle to capture the casual genre reader because you’re not meeting their expectations.
Habits are best formed when you do them daily. The reason for this is because we’re trying to develop muscle/brainwave memory. If we can work on it every day—or nearly every day—then when we have a bad day, our muscle memory will have us going through the motions because it’s a habit.
Mindset is crucial to success.
Whenever we enter into co-author agreements, our very first real question usually involves royalties. How are we going to split them up?
Welcome back to Part 2b of the Co-Author conversation. This morning, we’ve already discussed how to test-drive the potential partnership and how crucial organization and open communication is to keeping the partnership alive. Next, it’s time to discuss the different roles you might be asked or want to fill, and some of the different partnerships that are out there.