He Said, She Heard, no one is really listening. POV

December 2, 2015

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CameraWhat is POV?

Point of view is the relative identification of the narrator with the character. Point of view is the story as seen through the eyes of the narrator. It is one of the easiest ways to tell a story. But even with a simple explanation like that, we can still get it wrong.

We are reasonably intelligent, even talented people. Why the confusion?

Film and Video games.   Hell on POV

Film gives you the long shot, shows other people that the main character cannot possibly know or see. Film gives you zooming perspectives and close-ups. Film mixes it up. Film shows us who and what is around the corner. Film gives us the character motivation visually. We are used to knowing everything.

Video games are even better at violating POV.

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Getting through the middle – video advice

November 25, 2015

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Beth and I discuss the middle of a book – and tricks to get through that middle!


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Episode 194 – “Racing For Paris”

November 22, 2015

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special Guest: Meg Waite Clayton


This week have the honour to interview Meg Waite Clayton, a prolific author who’s latest book is The Race For Paris. Join us while we pick the brain of someone who has ‘been there, done that.’

The Race for Paris

Meg Waite Clayton’s well researched novel, The Race for Paris hit the San Francisco Chronicle/NCIBA bestseller list in its 1st week out. “I did a tremendous amount of research on real journalists like Lee Miller, who reported and photographed for Vogue, Martha Gellhorn, Lee Carson, and Sonia Tomara, the great photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White (who was never accredited to Normandy, as she was seen as too temperamental), and Dickey Chappelle, who photographed inRead More

A Few Words During NaNoWriMo

November 18, 2015

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It’s NaNoWriMo. We are writing 1,600 words (give or take), a day.  We are drinking too much of whatever we said we’d never drink again. We are either slamming or stuck.

NaNoWriMo logoIn the spirit of time, writing and not bothering to be original at all, here are some inspirational quotes to help you along on your writing path.  The most important feature, is they are short.

From Charles Bukowski’s poem:  So You Want to Be A Writer.

unless it comes out of
your soul like a rocket,
unless being still would
drive you to madness or
suicide or murder,
don’t do it.

Other comments to help you along on that path to writerly madness.

Thank you to Writers Digest for a few of these.  Oh, and if you need some encouragement or help along the way, Writers Digest is a great publication.  

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Episode 193 – “Lisa Puts On Apolcalipstick!”

November 15, 2015

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Guest: Lisa Acerbo

Apocalipstick Website

Twitter: @apocalipstick_
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Apocalipstick/131636053705754

No Trouble at All

Romance/adventure book.

Trouble from the past can kill your future. It’s a bad day for Sophie Carter when she stumbles across a dead body in the woods. But when the suspected murderer turns out to be a leather-clad vagabond who died in 1889, her carefully controlled quiet life explodes. Not only is Sophie in the wrong place at the wrong time, as a local history buff who loves old legends, she knows too much about the past to remain uninvolved. Trouble is a killer and no one can escape. 

Lisa Acerbo is a high school teacher and adjunct faculty at the University of Phoenix. She lives in Connecticut withRead More