Head Hopping: What it Looks Like and Why You Shouldn’t Do it

One of my favorite books I’ve ever edited was written by an author I got to work with on a series of four books. All four books were fun to read and edit, and I didn’t have a lot of major plot concerns. But even though it was good, there were still things to work on. […]

Learning Point of View: Omniscient Third Person

Point of view means the character whose eyes are observing what happens in the story. A consistent point of view helps a manuscript maintain focus. There are three types of point of view focus–first person (“I”), second person (“you”), and third person (“he/she”). I have read many books where each of these was utilized successfully, but to […]

Learning Point of View: Limited Third Person

One of the ways in which a manuscript can lack focus is if there is no consistent point of view. Point of view means the character whose eyes are observing what happens in the story. There are three types of point of view focus–first person (“I”), second person (“you”), and third person (“he/she”). I have […]