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Book details
  • Genre:REFERENCE
  • SubGenre:Writing Skills
  • Language:English
  • Pages:196
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781734488739

Third-Person Possessed

How to Write Page-Turning Fiction for 21st Century Readers

by Mike Klaassen

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Overview
Are you writing fiction in an outdated style—or are you writing for the next generation? Most of today's bestselling authors built their reputation during the final decades of the last century, and they wrote in a style that was the state of the art at that time. We should all adopt the attitude that writing as well as today's bestsellers isn't good enough. We need to write better than they do, using a style appropriate for the next century. This book explains how to do that. —Mike Klaassen
Description
Are you writing fiction in an outdated style—or are you writing for the next generation? Most of today's bestselling authors built their reputation during the final decades of the last century, and they wrote in a style that was the state of the art at that time. We should all adopt the attitude that writing as well as today's bestsellers isn't good enough. We need to write better than they do, using a style appropriate for the next century. This book explains how to do that. I've identified a specific set of techniques for writing third person in a way that allows the reader to consistently experience the story as if he's inside the character's mind and body. I mean more than having mere empathy with the point-of-view character and even more than reader identification with that character. I take intimate third-person narration deeper and more consistently into the character, using a style I call "third-person possessed." This book is like no other. In addition to describing third-person possessed and explaining how it works, I demonstrate seven techniques for troubleshooting your own manuscript to bring it closer to its full potential. Are you settling for a twentieth century writing style, or are you writing for the next generation? Join me now in learning how to write in third-person possessed. —Mike Klaassen
About the author

Mike Klaassen writes stories about young people facing daunting challenges. Each of his three novels, The Brute, Cracks, and Backlash: A War of 1812 Novel, has been awarded a B.R.A.G. Medallion. Ongoing research encouraged Mike to write books about the craft of writing fiction. The use of folktales as examples in his nonfiction books led him to begin Klaassen's Classic Folktales, a collection of ancient stories retold as novellas.

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