Hello, writer folk! This week I’ve been working on a short story written from a second person point of view. Although it’s been challenging, I’ve loved experimenting with second person and seeing exactly how influential narrative viewpoint is. Today I want to look at different points of view and discuss the effects they have on a story. Viewpoint is one of the first points of entry that a reader has to a piece of writing, so choosing the correct viewpoint for your story is essential. Here’s a brief rundown of the different narrative viewpoints and the impacts they have on the reader’s interaction with the story.
Archives for April 2016
The month of April has begun, Camp NaNoWriMo is in full swing, and there are so many exciting writing things on the horizon! Between Camp NaNo and the end of the semester approaching, I am busy, busy, busy. I expect my blog posts will be a little shorter this month than usual, but never fear, I will be here each week with something new to share with you. Today, I want to share my writing goals for the second quarter of the year which lasts from April to June. The method I use for goal setting is one that I learned from the fabulous Jenna Moreci. A lot of writers across the web have adopted this method because it works so well! Basically, you make a list of 10-20 goals for the quarter, and the aim is to complete at least half. I create two separate lists, one for writing, and one for everything else. I have found that splitting up the lists works well for me because it ensures that I get both writing and personal goals accomplished. So, I separate them out and complete at least half of each list. This coming quarter’s goals are ambitious, but I am confident that I can get them done!