Award-wining author and professor Jane Friedman serves as a leader for all aspiring authors. Backed by 20 years of work in the publishing industry, including expertise in business strategy for authors and publishers — her website is an archive chock-full of information worth discovering.
Jane’s blog delves deep into the process of writing and publishing for authors, and we’ve unearthed three of its hidden gems to be inspired from below.
1. 3 Key Tactics for Crafting Powerful Scenes
Powerful scenes make for powerful stories. These are the stories that keep readers turning page after page, in a mad rush to get a closer look at what happens next, and live in the reader’s mind long after they’ve finished. These are the stories every writer aspires to write.
Yet they can be the most challenging to pen. In this post, Friedman hosts Susan DeFreitas; the award-winning author of Hot Season. Who shares three of her most effective tactics for creating powerful scenes.
2. 6 Tips for Writing Deep Third-Person Point of View
A third-person point of view offers great insights into plots with multiple protagonists. But often this writing style can unintentionally create distance between the characters and reader.
Readers may not follow the characters as closely as you would want them to, and may struggle to empathize with them.
As challenging as it is, it is still a great way to tell your story. Follow these six practical tips Jane Friedman offers from developmental editor Monya Baker to help you get started.
3. 3 Common Pitfalls When Writing From Your Own Life
Sometimes we manifest our fictitious work from our own life to make our writing be more relatable.
But where do we draw the line? Should we set self-imposed limits to how much we pull, or use a preset formula that works?
In this post from Jane’s blog; award-winning author & book coach Susan DeFreitas discusses three common pitfalls to watch out for when writing from your own life.
Shafeeka Hafeez grew up escaping into a world of books where she discovered a love for writing and a fascination with trees. When she’s not taking up a new marketing skill, or typing out a blog post, you can find her Googling the best therapy for abandoned cats.
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