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By Amy McElroy Agents, editors, publishers, and mainstream readers tell writers to engage readers by the first line of the work. Then, to maintain each reader’s attention, the writer must never let up until the final word. One essential part of that job is to choose the correct point of view for the story—the perspective […]
By Amy McElroy For those of us writing memoir, fiction in the first-person, or any other first-person narrative, we often find our drafts filled with first-person pronouns like “I,” “me,” and “my.” Cleaner, streamlined prose can present the action and description directly to the reader without the repetitive first-person pronouns that clog up sentences. First, […]
By Amy McElroy Every writer seeks the ability to hook readers and reel them right into the tale. Sensory description is what lures readers and sinks them into the character’s shoes. Just as a Preamble: The Basic Definition of Sensory Description Sensory description uses the five senses (sight, sound, smell, taste, touch) to describe […]
I was tagged by Jordan Rosenfeld in the Writing Process Blog Hop. Here’s her blog, and now for mine: (1) What am I working on? Three books, actually, all in their early stages. For years, I’ve been picking up and putting down a childhood memoir, and it’s finally gaining some steam and courage behind it. […]