Posted by: Kathy Temean | July 28, 2011

Inside Scoop & Publicist Job

Most of the New Jersey SCBWI members know Natalie Zaman and Charlotte Bennardo and were so happy for them when their book, SIRENZ came out in June.  It was so much fun for me to read, because they both took a character and took turns writing the chapters from their characters POV. 

Their own personal voices came through loud and clear, which only added to the fun of reading the book for me.  Everyone who has read the book has told me how much they enjoyed reading SIRENZ, so you might want to add it to your collection and see how they handled co-authoring a YA novel.

This made me think that there maybe writers out there who could use a reminder of the basics of Point-of -View.

  • POV is the eyes through which you’re seeing a scene. Also
    called character voice.
  • There are three types of POV: Omniscient, First Person,
    Third Person
  • Omniscient POV is where you’re not in any particular head.
    This POV lets you tell and know all, but lacks intimacy.
  • First Person is where you’re in one character’s head, and
    speaks in terms of I. This POV is immediate, emotive, and intimate, but
    can be limiting and difficult to write.
  • Third Person can be in a limited number of heads, and speaks
    in terms of he/she.

More on POV:

Now for the inside scoop.  Over at Eve’s Fan Garden, Natalie and Charlotte take you down the road they took to get their book off the ground and published.  I think you will really enjoy reading about their journey.  Don’t miss clicking over.

I don’t normally post jobs, but with this economy I figured it might be a good idea to let you know of this opportunity at fwmedia.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. I’m never on Twitter, but checked it out today and saw this article on Eve’s Fan Garden. I really enjoyed learning what their road to publication was like 🙂 Charlotte and Natalie are both very warm, nice people and enjoyed meeting them at the June Conference. How wonderful to witness such success after lots of hard work of two deserving people!


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