Tag Archives: POV

How to Write Different Types of Fiction

by Tim Kane Certain types of fiction call for different writing styles. These aren’t hard and fast rules. They’re simply what has worked well. Check them over and know them before journeying off on your own writing path. Genre Fiction … Continue reading

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He Thought, She Thought: Tricks to Interior Monologue

by Tim Kane The debate between a first-person and third-person narrator can get heated. The key advantage to first-person is the total and complete access to the protagonist’s thoughts. But say you opt for third person, that doesn’t mean you … Continue reading

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Change Tense to Highlight Weak Verbs

by Tim Kane I recently decided to switched the tense (and the point of view) on a finished manuscript. (Crazy, I know.) However, it did reveal something interesting about my writing. I’ve been through this manuscript dozens of times. Yet … Continue reading

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Hate First Person Present Tense? Blame Facebook.

Okay, for the record I like first person point of view (POV). When it’s done well. Often it’s not. However, as a young adult writer, I did an informal poll. Walking into my local Borders, I paged through the YA … Continue reading

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