Third-Person Possessed: How to Write Page-Turning Fiction for 21st Century Readers (Paperback)

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Are you writing fiction in an outdated style—or are you writing for the next generation?
Most of today's bestselling authors built their reputation during the final decades of the last century, and they wrote in a style that was the state of the art at that time. We should all adopt the attitude that writing as well as today's bestsellers isn't good enough. We need to write better than they do, using a style appropriate for the next century. This book explains how to do that.
I've identified a specific set of techniques for writing third person in a way that allows the reader to consistently experience the story as if he's inside the character's mind and body. I mean more than having mere empathy with the point-of-view character and even more than reader identification with that character. I take intimate third-person narration deeper and more consistently into the character, using a style I call "third-person possessed."
This book is like no other. In addition to describing third-person possessed and explaining how it works, I demonstrate seven techniques for troubleshooting your own manuscript to bring it closer to its full potential.
Are you settling for a twentieth century writing style, or are you writing for the next generation? Join me now in learning how to write in third-person possessed.
—Mike Klaassen

About the Author

Mike Klaassen crafts thought-provoking, action-packed stories about young protagonists grappling with formidable challenges. His three novels, The Brute, Cracks, and Backlash: A War of 1812 Novel, each earned a B.R.A.G. Medallion, distinguishing them for their quality among independent publications.
Driven by a passion for continuous learning and research, Mike delved into the art of storytelling, producing a series of insightful books about the craft of writing fiction. These works not only offer practical guidance for aspiring writers but also illuminate the intricate processes behind compelling storytelling.
Fusing his love for folklore and his expertise in fiction, Mike initiated "Klaassen's Classic Folktales," which retells ancient stories as engaging novellas. Through this collection, he breathes new life into time-honored tales, offering readers, both young and old, a fresh perspective on these enduring stories.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781734488739
ISBN-10: 1734488735
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication Date: August 20th, 2020
Pages: 196
Language: English