Write On is a promotional partner of the Door County Library’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) programming. Today’s program features Judy DuCharme, who will offer assistance to aspiring authors and those participating in NaNoWriMo. Judy has published six books and has had several pieces published in the Guideposts Magazines and Books. Her writing has earned her several awards.
Topics to be covered:
Head-hopping: a great way to confuse the reader and keep your book from being published. It takes some practice but soon you will have Point of View in hand. In a section or a scene, you can only be in one person’s head. We’ll talk about this.
Action Tags: Show the emotion of the conversation by action rather than continual adverbs. You can do this!
Deep Point of View: It’s a bit like not head-hopping but being totally in the mind-set of the character who’s in charge of this section of the story. It digs deep into the quirks, baggage, fears, and humor of the character.
Building Anticipation: This is what keeps your reader up at night. Whether Fiction or Non-fiction, you need to learn to delve deep into the thinking process of the character in the suspenseful situation, be it bombs blasting or taking a relationship to a deeper level. It’s an art and a practice and you can do it.
Need for Editing: Everyone needs an editor, not just a good friend, not just good grammar experience. You need an editor. We’ll talk about it.
Conferences: Best places to go if you’re serious about becoming a published author.