Point of view is perhaps the most difficult skill to develop. SOme writers have more trouble with it than others, but whether trying for deep POV or not-so-deep, it tends to vex every writer to some degree. So if you find it a challenge, you're in good company!
I came across this book and decided to read it so I could see if it's a worthy resource for you.
Rivet Your Readers with Deep Point of View by Jill Elizabeth Nelson
Deep point of view is so fully in a characters mind that the reader doesn't just read your book; she lives the story. Go deep enough and your rreader will feel the joys and sorrows so completely that those people on the pages come to life.
Yet there are so many ways, subtle and not so subtle, that an author can ruin the mood and come out of the character's perceptions so much it annoys the reader.
How is this book organized? Have a look at the table of contents. Continue reading "Writing Skills Book Review: Rivet Your Readers with Deep Point of View by Jill Elizabeth Nelson"
Welcome back to another Write On Purpose book review. Each week, I review a well-written book, highlighting what makes it good (or not so good) from the reader’s perspective and what writing skills and techniques make it an irresistible (or annoying) read. Thus, each review serves both writers and readers.
This review is a mixed bag. The series is the Montana Gallaghers historical fiction series by MK McClintock.
First I need to say I have immense respect for anyone who follows through from concept to completion of a novel or a series. As a novelist myself, I can attest to how much work it takes.
I enjoyed aspects of the first book, and others annoyed me immensely. And while I typically only review books I like a lot, I'm making an exception.
"I could never immerse myself in the Montana Gallagher series, because so many things about the writing distracted me."
- Ronda Del Boccio, amazon top reviewer
I give this series 3 stars. Here's more about the Montana Gallagher Collection. I like historical fiction, and I really wanted to be enthralled with this series, but alas, it was not to be. Continue reading "Book Review of Western Historical Romance the Montana Gallagher Collection by MK McClintock"
Welcome back to another Write On Purpose book review. Each week, I review a well-written book, highlighting what makes it good from the reader’s perspective and what writing skills and techniques make it an irresistible read. Thus, each review serves both writers and readers.
This week, it's a historical romance spy thriller called Alaina Claiborne by MK McClintock.
This book contains all the sizzle of a good spy thriller and all the spark of a hisgtorical romance. Some aspects of the book I liked very much. Others annoyed me. How did I rate this book? Continue reading "Book Review of Spy Thriller Historical Romance Alaina Claiborne by MK McClintock"
Welcome back to another Write On Purpose book review. Each week I review a well-written book, highlighting what makes it good from the reader’s perspective and what writing skills and techniques make it an irresistible read. Thus, each review serves both writers and readers.
This week's excellent read is Copperhead Cove, a suspenseful story in which a cheerful and relaxed fishing guide finds himself in a heap of trouble,
Here is the description:
The stillness of the warm, Kentucky afternoon on Copperhead Cove is shattered by the echo of a high-powered rifle, sending birds flying and two famous basketball coaches to a watery grave. Bo Paxton, their fishing guide, becomes collateral damage, thrashing through the murky waters of Quail Hollow Lake for his life while a Chicago hit man hunts him down, beginning a life-and-death manhunt for Bo and a marked member of the Chicago mob.
Ethan Paxton and Jake Delgado, from far-off California, search the unfamiliar Kentucky hill country for Bo, but they aren’t the only ones looking for him. In a race against time and the Chicago mob, Ethan and Jake must battle an unforgiving lake, a thunderstorm and poisonous snakes to decide Bo’s fate. Can they reach him before the mob enforcers?
While devouring this book, I couldn't wait for reading time each day.
What makes Copperhead Cove a great read? Continue reading "Book Review of Suspense Thriller Copperhead Cove by Ron Parham"