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Tag: Marcy Kennedy

Want a Page-Turner? You Need Deep POV

Deep POV is the magic sauce that can make our books so all-consuming that readers miss their subway stops, consider calling in sick for work, and burn the casserole.

The Secret Ingredient for POV Magic—Capture Your Reader & Never Let Go

When we make POV errors? It shatters the fictive dream. That is why getting really good at POV is vital. We must maintain the magic. Here’s the secret that a lot of writers don’t realize about POV.

5 Reasons Internal Dialogue is Essential in Fiction (And How to Use It in Your Story)

For a reader to invest their time in our story, they need to care what happens. Internal dialogue is one of the tools at our disposal to make them care because it creates an intimate connection between the reader and the point-of-view character.

7 Essentials Every Author Needs to Know About Twitter

Twitter often gets a bad reputation from people who don’t understand it or don’t know how to use it to its full potential to build an author platform. If we’re misusing it or not using it to its full potential, not only will it not help us, but we also won’t be having any fun.

Two Dialogue Death Sentences & How to Get a Stay-of-Execution

As an editor, I can attest that this is one of the BIGGEST problem areas for the new writer. Dialogue can often sound stiff, like two kids playing with Barbies or fighting with action figures. Or, they can become “talking heads” who all sound the same.