Wednesday, May 16, 2018

#ChatWithHannah Ep 11: On Inspiration vs Copying, Continuity Errors, POV, and More

Today we talk about being influenced by an author vs copying them, how to fix continuity errors during editing, when it’s okay to introduce a new POV to a story, and how to avoid info dumping during conversations. I also mention how I’ve sold my soul to Disney, but that shouldn’t surprise anyone.

BONUS info: I will be at Comic Con Revolution on May 19th and 20th. I’ll be with my fellow Constant Collectible writers. We’ll be at booth COS4, so stop by, say hello, get a signed copy of my stories, and talk to me about your favorite nerd things. I’d love to meet you!

Blog posts and videos referenced:

Stealing Another Writer's Work vs Being Inspired by It
#ChatWithIndieAuthor: Aria E. Maher

Psychological horror story recommendations:
The next #ChatWithHannah video is coming out on June 20th, so leave a question below or use the hashtag on social media to get answers.

The #ChatWithIndieAuthor interview with Rae Elliott releases on May 30th, so leave questions for her below! Just make sure you mention that they’re for her and not me. In the meantime, check out her website here.

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#ChatWithHannah Episode 4: NaNoWriMo Tips, Favorite Movies, and Overcoming Writer's Block

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  1. I have a question for the next ChatWithHannah video. How do I avoid the middle of the story being boring, repetitive, and/or slow? I know where the story starts, where it ends, and what needs to happen in the middle, but not enough to keep it interesting throughout the whole thing.

  2. Since you recommend "The Tangle," you might like "This Present Darkness" and/or "The Oath" by Frank E. Peritti. It's been a while since I've read either, but they're pretty profound and very creepy.

  3. Hi, Hannah. Here's a problem I've been pondering lately as I slog through the first draft of my WIP. I'd like to know what you think. Multiple POVs when characters are keeping secrets from each other. Should I reveal each character's secret to the reader while keeping the other characters in the dark, or should I try to maintain suspense until the characters figure everything out?


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