Category Archives: Viewpoint

Free Writing Workshop with Yours Truly

If you’re of a mind to hear a lot about point of view in writing, join me this Saturday in Grand Junction for an event sponsored by RMFW and the Western Slope writers. Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Sponsors Is Your … Continue reading

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RMFW’s Colorado Gold writers’ conference is Just Around the Corner…

And it’s time to do the conference tips thing. Here’s my post from last year about getting ready for CoGo. The advice is pretty much the same, especially about the coffee. Conference Tips for RMFW’s Colorado Gold. This year, I’m … Continue reading

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9 Tips for Entering the Colorado Gold Writing Contest

The Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers writing contest is in full swing and you can enter up till June 1, 2012. Details and entry form are here. As contest co-chair this year, I’m excited to be able to participate in this … Continue reading

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The Omniscient Viewpoint: Use With Caution

What is the omniscient viewpoint, anyway? From the Wikipedia entry: The third-person omniscient is a narrative mode in which the reader is presented the story by a narrator with an overarching point of view, seeing and knowing everything that happens … Continue reading

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The Writing Feedback I Give Over and Over Again

Whether at critique group or as a contest judge, I find myself tempted to make macros of the following tidbits I’ve learned over the years. A lot of it is familiar from other writers, and agents, editors, writing gurus and … Continue reading

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Weekly Writer’s Round-Up; Week of 11/20/11

My best of the web for writers this week. Hope it’s helpful. Social Media From the Red Pen of Doom guy, who’s name is actually Guy (Bergstrom), on Why Blog Hits DON’T REALLY MATTER. From writer Christina Katz: Platform and … Continue reading

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My Origin Story Part 5: First Novel

Previously on My Origin Story: I had written dozens of fits and starts and part of an installment of a mystery series. There were a few other longer pieces. One was a mystery set in a 6th grade classroom that … Continue reading

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