Content is king.

IMG_2550Hard to port helmsman sensors detect an anomaly 2.3 light years away. We all like to charge forth into our novels. Some times we get lost in the words, and the stories steer us in the wrong direction. The pov voices blend into one.

POV:  A position from which something is observed or considered; a standpoint. I like over the shoulder 3rd person pov, bouncing from character to character. The third person point of view is a form of storytelling in which a narrator relates all action in third person, using third person pronouns such as “he” or “she.”  Here’s an example from my coming novel Summer School Zombocalypse.

“Dude,” blood flushed Tom’s cheeks. “I mean dad. Give me a chance, I’ll show you. I can stay out of trouble.”
“Can you?”
“What if I call you every half hour and let you know what I’m doing.”
“Really? Every half hour?”
“I will.”
His dad turned their old pick up truck into the parking lot of Taylorville Middle school, and stopped in the student drop off zone. Tom sank down in his seat and crossed his arms. He stared out the window to see how many other kids were stuck going to summer school. A muscle spasmed in his neck, and he looked over at his dad. “I can’t believe you’re making me do this. No one else is being punished this way. Come on, can’t I just be grounded?”
The clutched slipped and the truck jumped forward. “There is no negotiation,” his dad wrenched the steering wheel. “You are lucky that I went to high school with officer Rick, and the homeowner was willing not to press charges if we fixed the damage. Do I need to walk you to class?”

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