If you’re using third-person point of view, you can include the viewpoints of both. When both of your central characters become viewpoint characters, you can more easily develop subplots and suspense, as well as the personalities and histories of those characters. Care must be taken to switch viewpoints only at scene changes—never within a scene (unless you’re an absolute master).
Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Ignoring Your Characters’ Desires
The Writer's Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so we started this series to help identify them for other writers (along with correction strategies). This week's writing mistake is ignoring your characters’ desires.
Listening to Ghosts: 7 Metaphysical Experiments for Writing Support
Author Coco Picard shares 7 different out-of-body writing experiments to help you through the writing process.
Convention-al Wisdom: Why I Love Attending Cons as a Writer
Russell James shares how convention act as more than networking events for writers, but as an opportunity to be face-to-face with your readers, to make new friends, and more.
Alicia Thompson: On Writing Romance in Isolating Times
Writer Alicia Thompson discusses what she learned about herself in writing her new romance novel, Love in the Time of Serial Killers.
How To Turn Artifacts and Research Into a Family Memoir
A century’s old family heirloom acted as a clue to the past for author Cornelia Maude Spelman. Here, she shares how to turn artifacts and research into a family memoir.
Miriam Parker: On Writing the Book You Want To Read
Author and publisher Miriam Parker discusses her surprise at writing her new novel, Room and Board.