Yesterday marked the end of the Tuesday Writing Tips blog tour, and I have to confess to mixed feelings. It was fun visiting so many great blogs, and I gathered some great writing tips along the way. The sad part is that it’s over.

My blog hosts were fantastic – very hospitable, and great cooks too. The thing about cyber apple pie is that there are no pips, lol.

Anyway, in case you missed the tour, here’s where we’ve been and what we talked about.

2nd Feb – http://letshavewords.blogspot.com We visited Claire Saxby, author of the wonderful new picture book, There Was an Old Sailor, and discovered how important it is to leave room for the illustrator when you are writing a picture book text.

9th Feb – https://deescribewriting.wordpress.com (that’s here) we discovered that there are quite a lot of similarities between editing and reviewing.

16th February – we visited Sandy Fussell at http://sandyfussell.blogspot.com to find out what writers should be reading – Sandy’s new book Jaguar Warrior is well worth the read.

23rd February – we visited author and screenwriter Robyn Opie at http://robynopie.blogspot.com and learned how to turn a 1200 word story into a 10,000 word published novel. (Black Baron – a favourite with my boys).

2nd March – we ate scrumptious apple pie at the home of Angela Sunde http://angelasunde.blogspot.com and discussed all the different types of Point of View and which one best suits your story.

You can check out the tips in depth at the above blogs.

Thanks to everyone who followed the tour. If you have a writing question, feel free to leave it in the comments section of this post.

Happy writing, and thanks to all my wonderful blog hosts.



Following my blog piece about Point of View on 19th January https://deescribewriting.wordpress.com/2010/01/18/tuesday-writing-tip-pondering-point-of-view/  a number of people had questions about head hopping and choosing point of view.

It seemed like another blog post was definitely needed.

Mabel wanted to know,

Is it OK to have MC point of view told in the third person?

The answer to that Mabel is a definite, “Yes”. Choosing which point of view to tell your character’s story from is entirely up to you.

This is the last day of my Tuesday Writing Tips Blog Tour, so Mabel if you join us at the blog of Author and illustrator, Angela Sunde http://angelasunde.blogspot.com, you’ll find out a whole lot more about point of view.

Angela writes kid’s books and is also an extremely talented illustrator. I couldn’t resist showing you her wonderful illustration of Chee Chee the chook. Here it is.

Angela came third in illustrated picture book and the graphic novel category in the 2009 CYA competition for her gorgeous pics of Chee Chee and Mia.

Tuesday Writing Tips continues as normal next week at this blog https://deescribewriting.wordpress.com where  we’ll be discussing Good Writing Habits. Hope you can join us then.

In the meantime, if you’ve missed any of the Tuesday Writing Tips Blog Tour, here’s where we’ve been:


2ND February 2010

Claire Saxbyhttp://letshavewords.blogspot.com Writing Picture Books – Leaving room for the illustrator.
9th February 2010 Dee Whitehttps://deescribewriting.wordpress.com Reviewing ‘There Was an Old Sailor’Reviewing vs Editing skills.
16th February 2010 Sandy Fussellwww.sandyfussell.blogspot.com Writers Need to be avid free range readers
23rd February 2010 Robyn Opiewww.robynopie.blogspot.com How to make your story longer – adding layers.
2ND March 2010 Angela Sundewww.angelasunde.blogspot.com More about Point of View – head hopping.

Happy writing,