The Difference Between Omniscient POV and Head Hopping

cpbialois:

The strategic part is where a lot of confusion comes in with both critics and writers, I think.

Originally posted on Ellen Brock:

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The difference between omniscient point of view and head hopping is something that stumps a lot of writers. But there are big differences between the two, here are the basics.

Omniscient POV is Only One Viewpoint

One of the biggest misconceptions about omniscient point of view is that it allows you to go into the viewpoint of any character in your story at any time. This is not true. Omniscient point of view only has one viewpoint – the viewpoint of the narrator. This narrator stays the same throughout the entire novel.

The narrator does not “go into” the viewpoints of the other characters, because it doesn’t have to. The narrator already knows everything about all of the characters. This may seem like splitting hairs, but it’s a very important distinction: The narrator does not go into different viewpoint, it simply chooses which information to convey about which characters at…

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In the Books, featuring Her Hidden Desire Book 2 by Angela Fattig

Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of In the Books, featuring Her Hidden Desire Book 2 by Angela Fattig.

I was given a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

Okay, before you say it, yes, I’m reviewing another paranormal romance novel. I know, I know, it’s becoming a habit. Lol With that, I have to say the series is proving to be an entertaining one.

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First, the story flowed well and had a good mix of emotions and the bump and grind one expects from these novels. It’s interesting and fun to see the perspective of a different character going through the same issue as the protagonist in the previous book.

The one thing I really enjoyed was the power of words. I won’t give away any spoilers, and it may seem like a weak point in the story at first, but it shows a lot of power simply telling someone they’re loved or have faith shown in them gives someone. The only thing I want to note is there are a lot of tears. It was an interesting development, but given the emotionally charged setting those moments fit right in.

The crying helped to make the characters real as we’ve all felt those same emotions at some point and helped me feel for their plight. They surprised me a couple of times, which will only add to the enjoyment when the real action begins.

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TWISTED REFLECTIONS: AVAILABLE THROUGH BOOKTROPE PUBLISHING

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The long-awaited sequel to Dangerous Reflections is now available at your favorite booksellers!

Back blurb:

Alexis Davenport is learning to come to grips with her ability to travel through time, but she still hasn’t been able to stop the evil Drifter and his Master from trying to alter the past.

When she travels back to ancient Egypt, Alex gets a most unexpected surprise; she meets someone who can help her figure out how to use her powers, another Traveler like herself.

But can Alex learn how to control her gift before Drifter finds a way to stop her from meddling in his Master’s plans?

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“Squirrel Mafia” needs your help

Originally posted on The Musings of A New Englander:

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I have mentioned a few times my short book called Squirrel Mafia which is a non fiction book. Publishers did take an interest in it but they wanted me to make it fictional. Maybe down the road I can do that but for now the truth about these varmints need to be told.

I will be self publishing it soon. The dates have been finalized for the cover reveal for Squirrel Mafia which will include the media kit information. I am looking for some help. If you have time and are open to posting on your own blog about the release check out the form below. The cover release will be August 1st while the book will be released August 12th. This is truly a book that I am so very excited about. It has seen a lot of edits, picture changes and exchange of ideas and…

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Need Vs Want

Originally posted on Dr. Shay West:

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They might sound similar but are actually very different. I think both tend to get thrown around, especially when it comes to relationships, and it got me thinking of the fundamental differences between needs and wants. I think most people get the idea: needs are things you can’t live without and wants are things you wish to have, maybe crave even but you can live without them.

Although I wonder about Sherlock and Doctor Who… ;)

It’s common to hear people say that they need their significant others, can’t live without them, etc. I was guilty of this with several exes which of course isn’t true because here I am, single and doing just fine. So I obviously didn’t need them, did I?

So why do we say things like that? Is it to just make the other person feel special, important? Or do we really mean…

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Northern Maine:Home

cpbialois:

Pictures like these are some of the reasons I miss the northeast. Thanks for sharing, Sharon. :)

Originally posted on The Musings of A New Englander:

I was raised in Northern Maine, just a few miles from the Canadian border. It is a piece of heaven with the scenery that is before the people who live there. I just want to share some shots.

This one is the lake behind the house I was raised in.

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This is from the mountain showing a great view of Long Lake.

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The natural border between Madawaska, Maine and Canada.

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The bridge in Madawaska that carries you into Canada.

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The natural border between Fort Kent, Maine and Canada.

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A view from Frenchville, Maine.

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This is home.

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