I met Author Sylvia Hubbard through Fabulosity Reads, and she has kindly offered to share a guest post here, regarding her writing. So, here it is:
“When I teach how to write stories, I see a look in people’s eyes who haven’t started their story of confusion and awe.
People ask me how did you come up with that story?
I really can’t say I did.
Someone told me the story.
Now just in case you have no idea what the P.O.V. (point of view) is, let’s give you meaning. You can click here to understand more of P.O.V.
Most writers I’m reading and researching write in first person. I’ve never been a first person author.
I’ve learned over the years a lie can only be believed when the receiver hears about it as third person. Why do you think gossip is so contagious?
Whenever I’ve written a story it’s always been in third person. Partly because I like to know what I’m writing really can’t happen to me. It’s happening to someone else and I can take that character, wherever I want and she can’t do a thing about it. Yet once I take her there , she has to use her own resource to come up with a resolution and her own shear will to get back to some kind of normalcy.
My whole point in telling a story is what if. What if this happened? What if that happened? What would a person do especially when you throw in drama, high suspense and a romance that shouldn’t even be considered into a situation that seems impossible to get out of?
I believe what my readers like about my story is that I’m going to find solutions to problems that can only be resolved by the characters solutions and not my own.
I like that about my stories. I think I’m my greatest fan and that is why I write third person because I love telling myself stories and it’s just awesome readers read me because they enjoy my stories too. ”
About Sylvia Hubbard
Sylvia Hubbard has written over thirty books todate.
You can also read Sylvia Hubbard’s latest interview here.