Bailey’s Writing Tips podcast episode 050: second-person viewpoint

Mixed episode 50 of the Bailey’s Writing Tips podcast was released today.

I talked about points of view way back in August 2010 so this time I thought I’d focus on the little-known viewpoint that is second-person so I did, for seven minutes and eighteen seconds. 🙂

In the episode I mentioned interviewees Stella Deleuze and Sue Moorcroft and Jay McInerney’s second-person book Bright Lights Big City then read the beginning of my second-person free short story ‘The Dark Side’.

I talked about how to write in second person then provided some sentence starts from my 365-day Writer’s Block Workbook:

  • His touch was tender yet you…
  • You wonder when things had really got so bad…
  • This wasn’t the life you’d signed up for…
  • If you could change one thing…
  • You said it could never happen again…
  • It’s a dull day and you know how it feels…

I then mentioned that I’ve finally started putting some of my books on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com. For now they are repeats of everything I have on Smashwords, but I recently left my job to edit my four novels so I hope to put them online in the coming weeks, depending on how busy my editor and first readers are. 🙂

If you have any feedback or areas you’d like covered in the hints & tips podcasts, do email me.

The podcast is available via iTunesGoogle’s FeedburnerPodbean (when it catches up), Podcasters (which takes even longer) or Podcast Alley (which doesn’t list the episodes but will let you subscribe).

Details of the other episodes (interviews, reviews, red pen sessions etc.) can be found here.

You can also read / download my eBooks and free eShorts at Smashwords, Sony Reader Store, Barnes & Noble, iTunes Bookstore and Kobo. My eBooks are now on Amazon, with more to follow, and I also have a quirky second-person viewpoint story in charity anthology Telling Tales.

I have a new forum and you can follow me on Twitter, friend me on Facebook, like me on Facebook, connect with me on LinkedIn, find me on Tumblr, complete my website’s ‘Contact me’ page or plain and simple, email me.

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