Cowritten by Akshaya Raman One of the toughest things about writing multiple POVs is figuring out how to structure your book. If you’re adhering to basic story structure, then you know you need a few key plot elements — an inciting incident, a dark moment, a climax. But with multiple POVs, each character’s storyline has… Continue reading Pacing with Multiple POVs
Timelines in a book are hard enough to keep track of, but when you start throwing in additional POVs, they can quickly become giant tangled messes of woe. Maybe your first POV’s chapter take place in the afternoon, but the next POV needs to take place at midnight, but oh no–the next one has to… Continue reading Timelines with Multiple POVs
In our “Reading Recs for…” series we’ll recommend reads for certain topics that we run into often. Here at Writer’s Block Party, we love a good series! Why read one book when you can write two or three or four all set in the same world with the same characters? But there’s nothing… Continue reading Reading Recs for Sequels
Through our Pub Life posts, Writer’s Block Party will be hosting guests and contributors who talk about their jobs within the publishing industry. There are many more career paths in publishing than a lot of people realize, and we’re so excited to spotlight a few of them for you guys! Today, we’re excited to share… Continue reading Pub Life #5: Knowledge is Power – Contracts & Rights
You don’t always want to shock your readers. Sometimes, huge twists can work not because the reader is completely blindsided, but because they’ve been anticipating them. Anticipation is THE fundamental story element. It’s what gets the reader to keep reading. Big twists can work even if the reader knows they’re coming as long as the characters remain in… Continue reading How To Use Foreshadowing to Create Anticipation
We here at Writer’s Block Party loooooove talking about process. (If that wasn’t obvious by now, you probably haven’t been here that long!) Whenever one of us is stuck or just thinking about a certain aspect of writing, we always turn to each other for tips, advice, and strategies. For instance, right now I’m starting… Continue reading Craft Book Recommendations
Literature and Latte, the developers behind everyone’s favorite novel writing software Scrivener, got everyone in a tizzy last fall when they announced they would be releasing a new major version of Scrivener. As longtime Scrivener devotees, Akshaya and I were very excited to get a look at the promised new features and improved functionality. Unlike… Continue reading Is Scrivener 3 Worth It?