Single vs Duel POV
When I’m brainstorming a new book, I always wonder whether I should use a single or dual POV. In romance, I see a lot of dual, so when Kathleen offered to share a writerly tidbit, I asked her: how do you decide?
Single vs Dual POV – A Writerly Tidbit by Kathleen Mix
I always write dual POV, because my books are all single title and I have the length to go deep into both character’s heads.
If one or the other has more growth to accomplish or a book is primarily one-sided, the second character might get fewer words.
But I enjoy creating conflict by showing what characters are thinking about each other.
Category books are much shorter and it is difficult to do justice to two POV’s in the length.
If you’re targeting a particular line or publisher, it’s best to check their preferences. Some are strict, some are flexible.
Years ago, the rule was heroine POV only for most Harlequin lines. Today, readers want the hero too.
Hope this helps.
SINS OF HER FATHER
by Kathleen Mix
Release Date: 09/15/15
Entangled Select Suspense
Faith Rochambeau is horrified to learn she was conceived during a rape. She’s determined to make her biological father, Victor Telemann, pay for his crimes. Using her computer skills to dig into his life, she searches for the powerful man’s Achilles Heel and a way to extract retribution. She’ll do whatever it takes to get a conviction, even it if means infiltrating his Fortune 500 company.
She fails to plan on falling in love with her father’s smooth-talking stepson, Kent Telemann, who suspects she is a corporate spy. Faith is drawn to Kent, even though she’s not sure she can trust him. If her heart is wrong, he can put her life in danger.
Meanwhile, her father is playing a lethal game he’s determined to win.
About Kathleen Mix: Kathleen Mix writes stories with a thrilling mix of romance and suspense. She took an indirect route to becoming an author. After her three sons started school, she returned to college and earned a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering. Working as a software engineer, she consulted on applications ranging from submarine combat systems to biological research databases. Weekends and vacations were always reserved for boating. And as an avid sailor and licensed charter boat captain, the itch to sail away into the sunset soon became too strong to resist. She and her husband moved aboard their sailboat and headed south. By the time they reached the Caribbean, they were hooked on a cruising life. Since then, Kathleen has spent many years roaming the U.S. coastline, exploring the Bahamas, and enjoying the tropical islands of the Caribbean and the coastal countries of South America. She began her writing career with non-fiction sailing and travel articles. But she was sailing to lush, exotic islands under starry skies and walking on the most beautiful, white-sand beaches in the world. She started imagining stories of romance and adventure and turned to writing romantic suspense. Kathleen now sails on Chesapeake Bay. But her heart remains far away in the Caribbean and the Bahamas.
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