Story Works Guide to Writing Fiction Series

Story Works Guide to Writing Point of View


Point of view is the most important element of story craft for any writer to understand. A story’s point of view is the first thing a reader encounters, whether aware of it or not, and it defines the story. That means the wise writer will learn to control her story’s point of view from word one.

Fortunately for wise writers everywhere, author, writing coach, and renowned editor Alida Winternheimer takes a hands-on approach to this behemoth of story craft. In The Story Works Guide to Writing Point of View, she breaks the whole into manageable parts and delves deep, providing loads of examples that make the abstract concrete and the intangible tangible. In each chapter, Alida provides you with exercises designed to guide you to mastery. You’ll come away from reading this book with an understanding of point of view and how it functions in any story, but most importantly, how it functions in your stories.

“Those of you who agonize over point of view decisions have in front of you the definitive guide to point of view you’ve always wanted. Not only will Alida teach you how to improve your handle on first and third person and every variation between, but you’ll also find that her lessons take some of the fear and pain out of the writing process by helping you understand why to make certain choices, how to avoid common pitfalls in point of view, and how to use your strengths to your advantage. For the other type of writer, those driven by instincts, Alida will educate and inform you. You don’t know what you don’t know, after all. Here’s your master class. A great freedom comes from knowing your options. Even if you continue crafting stories based on your instincts, you’ll now do so with a well of wisdom at your fingertips.”

–M.G. Herron
Author of The Auriga Project

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Story Works Guide to Writing Character


How do you create a memorable character? One as compelling as Katniss Everdeen, Harry Potter, Anne Shirley, or Sherlock Holmes?

Breakout novels share a key element: a stand-out character. So why do so many authors struggle to lift their characters off the page and etch them in readers’ memories?

Because they haven’t paid attention to all the essential elements that go into making a great character.

Luckily for us, author, writing coach, and renowned editor, Alida Winternheimer, has created the definitive step-by-step guide in The Story Works Guide to Writing Character.

Packed with practical examples and exercises, this superb resource ensures we not only know what to pay attention to, but exactly how to implement these powerful strategies for creating memorable characters.

I thought I had a good grasp of the critical ingredients of a strong character, but thanks to Alida Winternheimer’s outstanding resource for fiction writers, I discovered many areas I could improve. Not only that, I am now equipped with the precise tools to go about it.

This book is a must-have secret weapon for all writers eager to stand out from the pack!

—Robert Scanlon, Author of the Blood Empire Series and the Dreamer Chronicle

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Story Works Guide to Writing Plot

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Story Works Guide to Writing Setting

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Story Works Guide to Writing Revision

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Story Works Guide to Writing Fiction (Omnibus)

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