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Posted by Jean Kinsey on February 7, 2012 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (1)

A broken heart and trouble with the law washes Belle's dreams of a beautiful life with wealthy Lawrence Rinehart out into the sea. Unjustly accused of a crime by Lawrence's mother, Belle seeks refuge in a lighthouse on the shore of a secluded little seaport.

Due to his determination, Captain Fred Logan, penetrates her wall of defense and persuades Belle to come out of isolation. Together they face WWl, rescue a baby from the sea, and battle the deadly flu epidemic. Will Belle choose Fred or the wealthy ex-boyfriend when Lawrence's boat capsizes and she braves a vicious storm to save him? Will Divine Guidance give Belle courage to do what she must in order to truly be free?

Book Give-away

Posted by Jean Kinsey on October 27, 2009 at 10:34 AM Comments comments (2)

Leave a comment here or in the Guest Book about our interview with Christina Berry and you will be registered to win a copy of her latest book, The Familiar Stranger.

Deep Point of View

Posted by Jean Kinsey on July 15, 2009 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (2)

Writers today need to be accutely aware of the concept of Deep Point of View (POV). This is writing in third person about a character, while describing his or her actions as if in first person, without using "I" or "me". The writer leaves out sensory tags such as hearing, thinking or feeling, replacing them with the actions that signal the action to the reader.


For example:

Anger covered Brittany's face as she watched Josh limping down the street hating him.


Brittany slammed the door to her tiny room and shoved things around, yet again; rearranging her possesions so they'd all fit.  Josh passed her window, swinging his arms as if people wouldn't notice the limp. She flung the window open, "Move out you big show off!"


By putting the movements into the scene, instead of describng emotions, the scene takes on the showing instead of telling deep POV aspect that so many publishers look for. IT also makes readers feel as if they are participating in the story.


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