On Voice and Point of View

 Let’s say I’ve established who my main character is, and he/she also has a sidekick, someone to talk to, someone who can ask the sort of questions that the reader might want to ask.  I have the theme of the book firmly implanted in my mind. Something like: Crime doesn’t pay, or True love knows […]

Kindle Text-to-Speech is SCARY

I finally plucked up the courage to turn on Text-to-Speech on my kindle. (Press the Aa button and select from the pop-up menu). What I got was a male robot voice taking exaggerated pauses at each comma, but no pauses for emdashes or between speech and attribution, between pieces of unattributed speech, or even between chapters! Here’s […]