First-person and Third-person Fiction: How Do You Choose

First-person and Third-person Fiction: How Do You Choose

The debate of whether to use a first-person or third-person viewpoint in fiction has been around for years. Each point of view has its own advantages and disadvantages. First-person fiction is told from the point of view of the protagonist, using first-person pronouns...
Walking through Doorways Causes Forgetting

Walking through Doorways Causes Forgetting

Have you heard of this interesting phenomenon? It’s called the doorway effect*. You’ve probably experienced it. It’s when you go into a different room and forget why you went in. Parts of your brain are always alert to danger so the first thing your working memory...
Read Books in Your Genre

Read Books in Your Genre

Dialogs A client of mine has written a novel. While editing, I wonder how many novels he has read. (Also read on if you’re writing non-fiction. This is also relevant for you.) Often, his dialogs go like this: John said, “What’s the matter, Mary? Are you ill?” Mary...
Low-Cost Tips to Market a Self-Published Book

Low-Cost Tips to Market a Self-Published Book

Tips to Market Your Self-published Book In an ideal world, we’d all have a million dollars to market our books and ourselves lavishly, but that’s almost never the case in the indie publishing world. Many self-published authors struggle with how to market their books....