Kern_web shot Jan here, writing as 2009 is drawing to a close about a recent prodding I received through another look at Psalm 23.

As writers we seek to factor in the best point of view (POV) for the piece we are writing. We make intentional choices or shifts to bring out nuances of meaning or story direction. The topics and characters are important, as are the readers we bring along with us through our story or narrative.

The power of POV came through recently as I was rereading Psalm 23.

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Gail Gaymer Martin Today is December 25.  Wishing you a blessed Christmas from Gail Gaymer Martin at www.gailmartin.com

The screenwriting outline article I have been sharing with you lists a fifth and final major point for creating a dynamic story—pacing. Pacing is not only important for screenwriting. It is vital for plotting a novel. I’ve stressed this before in other articles on writing, but this will be a good review.

5. Pacing needs to flow like a river with all its hidden dangers. Through outlining the author can visual pacing before writing the book. He can see the river's calm and the turbulence and then place these scenes in the most meaningful way to impact the story.

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Mildred Merry Christmas! I'm Mildred Colvin and I've come to talk with Jocelyn Green who has written a devotional to encourage military wives. A most worthy project! Grab a peanut butter ball (one of my family's favorite Christmas candies) and enjoy a visit with this busy author. I know she's busy because she has small children. LOL 

Hi, Jocelyn, we'll begin with our first question.Jocelyn Green_small[1]

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GuardianoftheFlame

 

 

 

Guardian of the Flame

T.L. Higley

B&H Books

ISBN-13: 978-0-8054-4732-3

 

In a city ravaged by the clash of cultures, one woman fights for solitude. Will a Roman soldier destroy her peace?

 

Alexandria, 48 BC. Sophia has spent nearly twenty years as the keeper of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, alone in her task and in her heart. But when the wealthy capital of Egypt is invaded by Julius Caesar and his Roman legion, Sophia’s peace is shattered and her lighthouse invaded. The Roman general would steal both her country and its queen, the Greek Cleopatra, and when his military strategy endangers the city’s best scholars and their secret invention, Sophia must discover a way to protect the men. But as the city prepares for inevitable war, Sophia finds that the Roman centurion tasked with invading her lighthouse is also invading her heart.

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Karen Whiting

Karen Whiting

Aloha from Karen, the CAN treasurer,

Only a few days to Christmas and the end of another year. As you contemplate the miracle of God becoming flesh, God incarnate, it’s also a time to believe in your dreams and know that with God all things are possible.

I end the year with two unexpected book contracts although some I’d hoped for have not come through. God has such a greater plan that I have. Take time as the year end’s to thank God for the gifts he has given you this year and the writing opportunities. Then pray for the coming year. I always ask God for a verse to guide me in the New Year. This past year the verse focused on making the most of every opportunity and I did that. God used opportunities to open new doors. I’m excited to pray and discover what verse He will give me for 2010.

I hope that all of you will be blessed in the coming year with opportunities to write and share God’s love through words/

Karen Whitingwww.karenhwhiting.com

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