Writing a Novel is like Wrestling a Mattress

Cathy Lynn Brooks

I’ve tackled one aspect of my novel, Rose Coloured Houses, only to encounter other challenges. I think I have grammar mastered, plot finished, characters fleshed out, dialogue moving the story along and then realize I may have the point of view scrambled. I might have “head hopped.”

Head hopping, I’ve learned is when the the omniscient point of view shows two or more character’s thoughts or emotions without giving proper notification to the reader. The proper way to show that the point of view has changed is by starting a new paragraph or chapter. I hope I have done this but to be certain, I’m going to need to read through once again and make sure I have not made this rookie mistake.

I’m certain I haven’t done this in chapter one. If you’d like to read it you can access it here.

I’d appreciate feedback.

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2 thoughts on “Writing a Novel is like Wrestling a Mattress

  1. I agree. How in the movies shows mostly writers drink alcohol and then write. Maybe you try it 🙂 yes, it is hard to write. I am writing a novel in my native language and I could not write more than two pages. Thanks for sharing.

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