Point of View by Susan Palmquist

Writing Made Simple

Are you receiving rejections for your short stories and novels but don’t know why?

Point of view

Are you receiving rejections for your short stories and novels but don’t know why?

Are you often told you’re guilty of author intrusion or that your story lacks emotion?

Has your manuscript been returned due to head-hopping issues?


Writing Made Simple-Point of View can help make your story stronger, eliminate problems that make you look like a beginning writer, and show you easy ways to get the reader to connect with every character you create.


You’ll learn-

The differences between first and third person tenses, and how they relate to point of view.

How to know which POV is right for your story.

An easy way to detect head-hopping issues in your story, and a simple way to prevent it.

Deep POV and the advantages of using it.

Each chapter is short and easy to read with try this exercises included throughout.


Secondary Genre: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Writing / Fiction Writing

Language: English

Keywords: point of view, storytelling, learning to write, how to write a story, characters, writing instruction

Word Count: 6300

Sales info:

Although this is an older book in a more specialized element of the writing, it's one that many authors don't understand or utilize fully and can lead to a rejection or weaken a story. I'd love to see it translated into more languages to help writers around the world.

Sample text:

Remember the saying about learning to write? There’s only one rule, and that’s there are no rules? Being a bit of a rebel at heart, I think that’s what I like most about being a writer; no rules to follow. However, sometimes you’ve got to use common sense about certain things while you’re composing a story.  POV is one of them. Use the wrong POV and you could turn what would have been a potentially great story into a mediocre one.


So how do you decide whose POV your story should be written in?

For genres like romance and women’s fiction that always seems simple; both the hero and the heroine.  However, sometimes a story needs another voice. It might be needed to add a sub-plot, or it could be to shed some light on one of your main characters. One dilemma I found myself in was when I began writing my second romance novel was should I add a third voice? I  knew I wanted both the hero and heroine’s POVs in there because it was their story. However, the hero’s young daughter sometimes screamed out, give me a voice too. A couple of times I was tempted to do it because she was such a fun character to create, but in the end she lost out.


Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Already translated. Translated by Bruna Carolina David and Makoto Yamamoto
Author review:
Bruna and Makoto were great to work with and I highly recommend them to you.
Already translated. Translated by Jose Cedillo
Author review:
I highly recommend this translator to you.

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