Google+ Encore

I’m visiting Kristen Lamb’s blog this week to talk about 4 Ways Google+ Communities Help Authors Build Their Platforms because I’m running an encore of my Crash Course to Google+ webinar this Saturday, November 23. I hope you’ll swing by and read the post. If you’d like to know more about the webinar, you can(…)

What Is Head Hopping and How Can We Avoid It?

By Marcy Kennedy (@MarcyKennedy) In my continuing series on point of view, I promised I’d explain the difference between omniscient POV and head hopping. Before I do that, we need to get one thing out of the way. Head-hopping is never good. Sometimes an author can get away with it, but it’s never ideal and(…)

Gravity: The Number One Reason to Never Give Up

By Marcy Kennedy (@MarcyKennedy) Do you ever have those days (or weeks or months) where one thing after another seems to go wrong? Or maybe things are going right, but not as right as you’d thought they would? Or you’re just plain tired of working so hard to stay in the same place? And you(…)

7 Ways to Develop Your Voice

By Marcy Kennedy (@MarcyKennedy) A couple of weeks ago I began a series on point of view, and the first POV I dug into was omniscient, where I pointed out that if you want to write in omniscient, you needed a strong voice as a writer. So today I’m continuing on with my seven tips(…)

How to Write Faster for NaNo and Beyond

By Marcy Kennedy (@MarcyKennedy) The next book in my Busy Writer’s Guides series is out just in time to help you with NaNoWriMo. In How to Write Faster: A Busy Writer’s Guide you’ll learn eight techniques that can help you double your word count in a way that’s sustainable and doesn’t sacrifice the quality of(…)

Don’t Miss The Writers Helping Writers AMAZING RACE!

Even though I’m still recovering from having all four wisdom teeth out, I’m participating in something very special this week–I’m part of a group of Amazing Racers for writers. To tell you about it, here’s a message from the ladies in charge… Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi at Writers Helping Writers (formerly The Bookshelf Muse)(…)

Is This Motorcycle Riding on Water?

By Marcy Kennedy (@MarcyKennedy) Even since I read the Bible story about Jesus and Peter walking on water, I’ve wondered what it would be like. Without divine intervention, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia, is the closest we’re going to get. Welcome back to my Unbelievable Real Life feature, where I showcase weird creatures and offbeat places(…)

How to Successfully Write Omniscient POV

By Marcy Kennedy (@MarcyKennedy) In January, Jami Gold had a great post on whether or not omniscient POV would ever be popular again. I’ve been thinking about that post ever since because some people responded to Jami by saying they liked omniscient POV. I received the same response when I talked about why I think(…)

Game Review: Battlestar Galactica the Board Game

By Marcy Kennedy (@MarcyKennedy) Welcome to a brand new regular feature I’m debuting! As those of you who’ve been with me a while know, Fridays here on my blog are for fun. It’s the day when we try to bring a little fantasy into our everyday lives through talking with speculative fiction authors, exploring places(…)

Are You Writing in the POV You Think You’re Writing In?

By Marcy Kennedy (@MarcyKennedy) Point of view problems are the most common problems I see as a freelance editor. And I’m not surprised. Point of view is a difficult concept to master, yet it’s also the most essential. (Check out Janice Hardy’s post on 4 Tips to Solve 99% of Your Writing Problems. It’s all(…)