How to Punctuate Character Thoughts February 28, 2012 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill last modified January 15, 2015 FYI—I updated this article on Jan. 15, 2015. The topic of character thoughts has come up repeatedly for me in the last couple of weeks, and I promised to address punctuation for inner dialogue. Inner dialogue is simply the speech of a character to himself. He hears it and the reader hears it, but other characters have no idea what’s going on in his head. It’s the same for us and our thoughts. And they’d be opening up the very most intimate part of themselves. That’s a bit too much for any of us 3-dimensional people. With characters, however, we get to listen in. Thought and inner dialogue give the reader insight he can’t get from watching a character’s actions from the outside. Inner dialogue and thought reveal truth. Thought and inner dialogue can be used to raise the emotional level of a scene. Character thought can also lighten a scene. What else can thought and inner dialogue do? 1. 2. 3. Keep in mind—
Nathan Bransford, Author Literary Rambles neetsmarketing : Managing What Your Friends See on Facebook In this post, I’ll explain how to manage which of your updates your Friends see. Most of my neetsmarketing posts are written to answer questions I’m asked on courses, or by clients, and often these questions come up: How do I stop my family, close friends, and acquaintances from seeing my writing updates? (generally, because they are not interested, make fun of my ‘hobby’, or it makes me feel self-conscious when writing a blog post if they’re going to read it). How do I stop readers and writing acquaintances from seeing my updates intended for family and close friends? What can I do about those Friend requests I accepted (or feel obliged to accept because I know the person ‘in real life’ slightly and don’t want to offend them), where I don’t want them to see my updates? Set up a Facebook Page (if you haven’t already) Facebook Pages don’t get that much attention these days, unless you pay for promo; see my post: Is it worth paying to promote a Facebook Page?. Setting up Lists in Facebook
mree on deviantART Janet Reid, Literary Agent neetsmarketing : Julie Stock on Book Covers! My guest today is Julie Stock, who I've met a couple of times, at Phillipa Ashley's book launch, and at the Romantic Novelists' Association's Conference in July. Also, I've spoken to Julie online, via Twitter and Facebook over the past year or so. Julie has a strong social media presence, and is extremely supportive of other writers. On her blog, Julie has an Author Spotlight feature, where she says: "I want to be able to help other authors gain some more visibility by featuring them on my blog in the same way that I have been lucky enough to be featured on other authors’ blogs." Julie also writes posts which aim to help writers, including those on how to list a Goodreads giveaway, and on book covers. Julie Stock on Book Covers! Firstly, I would like to thank Anita for having me on her blog today to talk about book cover design and how I go about sourcing it. As an indie author and with only the one book published, I haven't had a lot of experience of sourcing book cover designs.
Pub Rants Adventures in Agentland How to Get Your Novel Made into a Film In this article you will discover the steps a novel must go through in order to be made into a film; you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the process and discover the elements that you, as an author, can control to have a positive impact on the chances of seeing your book on the big screen. This article will focus on the period of time before filming begins, since this is when an author has the most impact on the project. Once the cameras start rolling, the author's role lessens greatly. The Process The process of turning a novel into a film is a long and complex journey filled with dangers, disappointments and frustrations. This said, the process is not all doom and gloom. Although authors often play only a small role in the filmmaking process, they can do certain things to make their book more appealing to filmmakers. The Option If a filmmaker decides to make a film version of your book, the filmmaker’s first step is to secure what is known as an “option". Fundraising Traditional Funding