Hello everyone! Today I have something a little different from the continuous book review posts. I saw something like this on tiktok except it was things that publishers do. And while I do appreciate publishers, and I’m not just saying that because I happen to work for a publishing company. As a writer, I especially appreciate the work and thought of other writers. And there are just some real cleaver things writers do. So, let’s get into it.
1. Re-writing a scene but in another character’s pov
This is MY FAVORITE THING EVER. I love reading a scene again, but from another character’s point of view. I think it adds so much to the scene and also the book. If you have read the Crave series, at the end of the book Tracey Wolff will add bonus content of some of the chapters from Jaxon or Hudson’s pov which I think is a nice touch. I also love reading main character interactions from the guy’s perspective. I love knowing what they’re thinking, what they first thought of the main character, or what something the other character did means to them. If it’s a high intensity scene, what was going through their head? I want to know things like that! Or even the little, seemingly insignificant scenes.
2. Knowing when the series needs to end
This is VERY important because I hate when a series (even movies or tv shows) don’t know when to stop. Sometimes, author just keep writing when they should’ve stopped, and then it ends up ruining all the work the writer has put into the series. It will sometimes undo all the character development which then what is the point, you know? I know plenty of series that should’ve ended a book or season earlier. I know it’s usually a money move, but I don’t know it just isn’t worth it if its bad. But then again, I’ve never been in that situation, so I can’t really be the judge.
I love when writers have a little in-between book or a little book of a scene drawn out more. The Shatter Me series has a few novellas. Sarah J Maas also wrote a novella, A Court of Frost and Starlight which bridges the gap between A Court of Wings and Ruin and A Court of Silver Flames. And I think it’s a nice hold over between the bigger novels in a series. Some people may think it’s a waste, but I think it’s a nice touch to a series. A novella is supposed to be short, so if you have scenes or an idea that isn’t going to be long, write a novella.
Alright, folks! I know this was short, but I still had so much fun writing this. Please, let me know what you love that writer’s do…. or even what you don’t like! I would love to hear! Until next week! Thanks for reading!