Writing in the first person can produce amazing results

I seem to be more comfortable writing in the omniscient POV, mainly because I don’t know how to avoid using “I.”

Jean's Writing

Contrary to some critics first person point of view does work. I disagree with those critics (snobs) that argue writing in the first person is a sign of an amateur. 

Writing in the first person is my preferred method. I know, I know, I’m not burning up the NYT Best Seller list. Well, not yet but give me time.  

But there are many famous, and successful authors that have proved those critics wrong.

And those are just a few!

I enjoy writing when writing in the first person more than third person and I…

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Building Characters—one funeral at a time @barbtaub #wwwblogs

What a delightful travelogue, laden with rich characterizations and a deep desire (on my part) to write as a Brit. Re-blogged from alisonwilliamswriting.wordpress.com

Alison Williams Writing

A fabulous guest post from writer Barb Taub today – enjoy!

I don’t know. What do you think about during funerals?

I suppose you could think about your own life, and whether this many people would ever gather in one place just to say such nice things about you. But I’m a writer, so for me funerals are ALL about the character. What went into making that person who they ended up becoming? What kind of main character did their story have?

The last two funerals I attended were for the first two people I met after moving into the tiny village in the north of England. They had already been friends for decades (the phrase “partners in crime” came up often) when I met Margaret and Marion my first morning in the Castle. I’d arrived from the States the night before, and only had time to learn one thing…

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Author Talk with Lucinda E. Clark

Think I’m going to have to read these books by author Lucinda E. Clarke. This author has been through some of the worst life has to offer, has overcome the pain, and has become a prolific writer. I sure have a lot of reading to do. But. . .I have to write, too. Re-blogged from https://donmassenzio.wordpress.com.

Author Don Massenzio

Welcome to the 2nd featured interview on my blog. Today, author Lucinda E. Clark is featured. I posed a series of questions Lucinda so that she can tell us about herself and her wonderful work. Lucinda has had powerful personal experiences and an interesting career both of which she draws upon for inspiration. Please join me in thanking her for sharing her story with us.

DM: What is the title and genre of the book you want to tell us about?

LC: I’d really like to tell you about all of them, and this is difficult as I’m just about to publish book #6 and they fall into 4 separate genres. There is the partly serious one about my mother who had a personality disorder, and two light-hearted memoirs in the Truth, Lies and Propaganda series about my career in the media. But I guess I should focus on my…

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Author Talk – Featuring Nicholas T. (Nick) Davis

Calling all Sci-fi fans. Read this interview with Nick Davis. He’s a multi-talented author and an interesting person. Re-blogging from https://donmassenzio.wordpress.com.

Author Don Massenzio

This is the inaugural interview for my blog. I wanted to start out with a special author. Nick Davis is a friend of mine. We have known each other since we were students at East Syracuse-Minoa High School (Class of 1980). We had lost touch until a couple of years ago when we realized we had some things in common. We both write books and we both are musicians.

We had a chance to connect last year when I was back in my hometown of Syracuse, New York. We’ve been in touch ever since bouncing ideas off of each other. When I decided to start interviewing authors as a new feature on my Blog, I thought Nick would be the best person to start off with.

His latest book, Dimension Lapse II: Return to Doomsday, is a great read and the second in a series. I posed some questions to…

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Featured Author: Aleta Kay

Thank you, Brittney, for this lovely interview and for helping me promote my book.



Have you heard of author Aleta Kay, yet? If not, I’d love to introduce you to her, and her novel, Mending Fences. Mending Fences is a novel of love and hope lost, despair, defeat, frustration, giving up, and hope regained. This is a novel for anyone struggling with issues of faith, death, broken relationships, or searching for a God who understands.

Mending Fences is purely fiction, based on a recurring nightmare of an old friend, now deceased. His dream was of a Viet Nam veteran being surrounded in an open field by several different kinds of broken down fencing. He was unable to get out. My friend often woke up in a cold sweat.

The main character here is a Viet Nam veteran who, once he got out of the army, never wanted to fight again—about anything. Robert McGinn becomes a pastor who really loves his family and God…

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