Point of View: Head-hopping is so passé

Point of View: Head-hopping is so passé

According to author/newspaper editor Susan Bryant, “You can’t play God. There are limits in fiction writing, believe it or not.” (with regard to Point of View). On Wednesday, March 6th at 6:30 pm, Susan will discuss how to limit and simplify characters’ point of views to avoid the widespread pitfall of head-hopping that often stymies new fiction authors.  The meeting is free and open to the public. Contact Rik@PublishingSuccessOnline.com for more information.

Top 3 things participants will learn:

1. Explanation of POV/perspective and head-hopping, which probably is the biggest unpleasant surprise for new fiction writers; you can’t do anything you want even though it’s fiction.

2. Why such “rules?” Sticking with one perspective in a scene mimics reality (we can’t read other people’s thoughts in real life), lends stability, decreases confusion, makes it less jarring, develops the character, and allows the reader to become more emotionally attached to the character.

3. How to avoid head-hopping and particularly egregious instances such as a character falling unconscious or dying and the another character immediately taking over the storytelling in that scene.

eBook Publishing Workshop – eight-week interactive workshop

Aspiring authors and wannabe writers are invited to join the Library’s eBook Publishing series. This eight-week interactive workshop is designed to help local authors and writers with self-publishing their manuscript as an eBook.

The workshop will be held at the Orlando Public Library on Thursdays beginning March 7 and will be led by Rik Feeney of PublishingSuccessOnline.com. Feeney, author of Writing Books for Fun, Fame & Fortune! And Publishing for Penny-Pinchers and Editing Basics for Authors and Self-Publishers earned a Bachelor of Arts in Writing and Literature from Vermont College of Norwich University and frequently presents seminars at writers conferences throughout the Southeast. Participants are encouraged to take Library computer classes in Word, Photoshop, Webpage Designs and business-related classes.

To register for this program, please call 407.835.7323.

Information and computer class schedules can be found at http://www.ocls.info/computerclasses. For more information on Rik Feeney, visit www.PublishingSuccessOnline.com or email him at Rik@PublishingSuccessOnline.com.

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www.BookPublishingResource.com authored by Rik Feeney.

Directions to Orlando FWA Meeting

The University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789

From I-4 East or West, take the Lee Road exit and head East toward the Atlantic Ocean. Lee Road will dead end at 17-92 (Orlando Ave.) where you will make a right turn, then get immediately into the left turn lane to make a left on Webster (as you turn a Borders book store will be on your right). Follow Webster through a light at Denning, then another light at the railroad tracks, then you will come to a stop sign, actually stop, then before the next stop sign (which is Park Ave) you will turn left into the University Club. Go up the ramp to the side door, then keep going to your left inside to the library where we hold the meeting.


March 4, 2013. Announcements.

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