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Saturday, January 1

Fixing Your Character & Point-of-View Problems

(This book is part of Revising Your Novel: First Draft to Finished Draft)

Fix the character and point-of-view problems holding your manuscript back!

Characters are at the heart of every story, and if readers don't like those characters, they won't keep reading. Make sure your characters keep those readers hooked.


Janice Hardy takes you step-by-step through revising character and character-related issues, such as two-dimensional characters, inconsistent points of view, too-much backstory, stale dialogue, didactic internalization, and lack of voice. She’ll show you how to analyze your draft, spot any problems or weak areas, and fix those problems.

With clear and easy-to-understand examples, Fixing Your Character & Point-of-View Problems offers five self-guided workshops that target the common issues that make readers stop reading. It will help you:
  • Flesh out weak characters and build strong character arcs
  • Find the right amount of backstory to enhance, not bog down, your story
  • Determine the best point(s) of view and how to use them to your advantage
  • Eliminate empty dialogue and rambling internalization
  • Develop character voices and craft unique, individual characters

Fixing Your Character & Point-of-View Problems starts every workshop with an analysis to pinpoint problem areas and offers multiple revision options in each area. You choose the options that best fit your writing process. Learn how to:
  • Develop a strong and effective revision plan
  • Analyze your manuscript to find its strengths and weaknesses
  • Spot common red-flag words for problem areas
  • Determine the best way to revise 

Fixing Your Character & Point-of-View Problems is an easy-to-follow guide to crafting compelling characters, solid points of view, and strong character voices readers will love.

Available in ebook and paperback.

Paperback:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indie Bound | Books-A-Million

Ebook:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Kobo | Inktera | Chapters/!ndio

Books in the Foundations of Fiction Series:
Planning Your Novel: Ideas and Structure
Planning Your Novel Workbook
Revising Your Novel: First Draft to Finished Draft Omnibus 
Including:
    Fixing Your Character & Point-of-View Problems
    Fixing Your Plot & Story Structure Problems
    Fixing Setting & Description Problems 

Books in the Skill Builders Series:
Understanding Show, Don't Tell (And Really Getting It)
Understanding Conflict (And What It Really Means)   

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