If you’re thinking of writing your novel in more than one POV, the following post will give you some points to consider.
Hello everyone, my character Genevieve Nichols is dying to talk to you today, so we have another character conversation.
Ann: What do you want to tell us all today Ms. Nichols?
Genevieve: First of all, I want to set the record straight. I love both of my daughters unconditionally. I cannot help that Jennifer was abused, but Lydia needed some extra special attention.
Ann: Don’t you think you were the one craving attention? Weren’t you the one giving Lydia all the attention you couldn’t get from your husband?
Genevieve: Well, maybe, but you know, he was mean and hateful toward my girls and me. What was I supposed to do? And besides, I needed support and encouragement. I was always the one giving encouragement to my girls and my louse of a husband, never asking for anything until he cheated on me with another woman.
Ann; Wait a minute, that didn’t come out in the story. Why didn’t you tell me that before?
Genevieve: I didn’t want it to be part of my story, you’re out finding my girl, so your detectives don’t need to be distracted. But, yeah, he was a lying, cheating, abusive, conniving devil of a man. I’ll have to tell you about him some other time, but for now, I need to gloat about my youngest daughter.
Jennifer: Mom! What are you doing out here chatting up the readers? You’re supposed to be resting. I leave for a few moments and here you are, telling all kinds of lies to Ann and her visitors. They don’t want to hear about that, they want to read the book, don’t you? Let me know what you think of my mother’s tirade in the comments below.
Ann: Jennifer, I thought you were helping Becca, Jason and Joseph solve the case. When did you get back home?
Jennifer: I just walked in the door. Now, let me take my mother up to bed, before she causes any more problems or gives our story away. (She leads Genevieve out of our view, the elder woman still trying to state her case.)
Well folks, as we can see, there is a lot of bitterness and hatred between Jennifer and her mother, but you’ll have to read Journey to the Mountaintop when it is released in the next few months, to see how the story unfolds. However, let me reiterate my bit of encouragement from the last two interviews. I can’t stress enough how important it is to read A Journey of Faith, because if you don’t, you will be completely lost. Let me give you the links again, in case you haven’t read the first three interviews I’ve done in the past couple of weeks.
Until next time, let me know what you think about these little interviews. Thanks for reading, sharing and commenting on my site. To all you fine folks in the blogosphere, have a blessed day, and try your best to stay warm and dry.
This is a great tip!
Have you ever had one of those days when you have a character and a scene for a story in your head, but don’t know what to do with them? That’s happened to me in the last couple of days. I have started a start writing fiction course online, and this course has given me the hint of an idea for a story, but I don’t have all the pieces of the per verbal puzzle put into place as of yet.
One of the thing we have to do for this course is write a character sketch based on a video. I couldn’t see what was going on in the video, but I was able to read other people’s interpretations of what they saw, which gave me the idea for a character. Then, last night I was thinking about a book I read, where one of the characters could hear the voices in the wind of what we would call dust devils, although the author called them dust spinners in this particular series. However, in book three of the series, this character was able to ride the dust spinner that lived outside the house where she and her partner were guests. In my head, I saw my character riding on a whirlwind, but the wind would take him to a particular place, where he could see what went on, but wouldn’t be seen by others.
This idea is going round and round in my head, but I have no idea what type of story it will lead to yet. If anyone has any pointers or suggestions they would like to share, please feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below. Happy writing, and I’ll see you fine folks ext time. Y’all come back now, ya hear?