Thursday, 23 December 2010


So, POVs. There are three types I am going to write about: first, third and first-third.

First, my novels. Suns and Stars is in first, Firework is in first, and Electric Dreamer is in first-third.

I love writing in first, because I feel it helps me get into the characters' heads easier. But I decided to write Electric Dreamer in first-third as I thought it would be interesting, and earlier this week, I bought Junk by Melvin Burgess which is written that way, even though I haven't started reading it yet.

Third, on the other hand, is good because it means that the narrator can see things from a distance and have several perspectives without interrupting the flow of the story. My favourite example of this is the Harry Potter series, where there are chapters that are not from Harry's POV, but are still important to the plot.

Now for deciding which to choose. Personally, I would choose first for romances and other times when you want the readers to get into a character's head, and third for when you want them to see things from a distance. This is why I think first-third suits Electric Dreamer - first is for the romance bits, and third is for the band bits

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

My New Novel: Electric Dreamer

I am about to start a new novel called Electric Dreamer. This is the blurb:

Amber, Scarlett, Maddie, Beth and Paige are best friends. And a band. Electric Dreamer. This novel follows them as: Amber tries to get over her ex, Ryan; Scarlett tries to discover what's really going on with her boyfriend, Tom; Maddie tries to get together with her best friend and crush of five years, Ed; Beth tries to get a boyfriend; and Paige tries to find out who she really is.

It started life as a novella written in first person, but after getting feedback and being told it wasn't very good, I put it in the trunk. Now I am going to rewrite it as a novel in third person.

Monday, 20 December 2010

Music Monday: 20th December 2010

This week's song is Hot by Avril Lavigne

I picked it because yesterday I finished Suns and Stars (YAY!) and this is the song I think fits the final scene.

Monday, 13 December 2010

Music Monday: 13th December 2010

The song of the week is Walls by All Time Low.

I picked it because it's Dulcie's love theme. The lyrics will tell you everything else you need to know.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Music Monday: 6th November 2010

The song of the week is Solaris by Elliot Minor.

I picked it because the video gave me the inital idea for Suns and Stars, back in August last year, and it's Tristan's love theme.