Sometimes, I hear voices. Oh, c'mon, you probably do too. Sometimes my stories arrive in the form of a character who's got something to say, and then it's "easy" to determine POV. Point of View means not only who is telling your story, but through whose lens the story is revealed to the reader -- and that has many implications, doesn't it. Your reader can only see and know what the POV … [Read more...] about Choosing a POV for your novel
Hi friends! Here's a question Kim asked: How do I know if I’m just overwhelmed and should power through or if it’s okay to shelve it for right now and start something new? Be honest with yourself if you're feeling disconnected or even bored with your own work, because forcing writing or revisions will show! Step away from your work for a while. By a while I mean more than a day. Maybe a week. … [Read more...] about Are you an overwhelmed writer?
Kim Mower I emailed you, Kim! Congrats! Your mystery book box will soon be on its way! So, for everyone else (and Kim too) tell me what writing advice you are looking for and I'll post at least once a week in May. Back to the editing desk! Amy xo … [Read more...] about And the winner is…
My final bit of advice isn't really about writing, it's about being a writer. Find your tribe. Be generous. Stay humble. Keep reading. In the spirit of the above, I'm running a 24-hour giveaway for a MYSTERY BOOK BOX. It will include at least two books -- one of mine for sure -- swag and goodies to be determined. I'd only ask if you post on social media at all, that you … [Read more...] about Last Day Giveaway! 30 Days of Writing Advice