Understanding Point of View in Writing

Before you begin to write your story, you should decide who is going to tell your story. Will it be a character within the story? Or someone outside of it?

Looking at the strengths and weaknesses of each narrative point of view (POV) will help you determine which best fits your story.

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What authors should know about copyright laws . . .

Copyright protects original works in fixed form — that is, copyright protects the expression of an idea, but not the idea itself. Copyright applies to all original literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works. However, copyright does not last forever. Authors, editors, and publishers should have a thorough knowledge of the copyright laws of their countryContinue reading “What authors should know about copyright laws . . .”

Why are styles in Microsoft Word important?

Don’t leave your manuscript without style . . . at least put some “clothes” on it! I receive a lot of manuscripts from self-published authors that have been manually formatted. That is, the manuscript is littered with unnecessary extra returns, spaces, tabs, etc., all used in an attempt to format. If you want your bookContinue reading “Why are styles in Microsoft Word important?”