WEbooker of the WEek Michael Shifts His POV06:27
WEbook, meet Michael, the newest member of
the ever-growing WEbooker
of the WEek club. Michael caught my eye when I
checked out his novel-in-progress, In
the Wake of the Enchantress, and noticed something pretty neat. The first chapter of In
the Wake of the Enchantress includes no fewer than three separate
points of view! It turns out that this
is a very intentional choice. Michaelsays: “I have given thought to why people are
reading less and less. [The POV] is an
attempt to compete with the more fast-paced narrative of a movie or TV show.” The coolest thing about the shifting point of
view? It works!
You can check out In
the Wake of the Enchantress and see for yourself – but first, let’s learn
a little something about our WEbooker
of the WEek.
Michael tells me that he’s
been writing most of his life. He grew up on St. Simons Island off the
coast of Georgia. According to Michael, “It was a wonderful
place to grow up. I had the privilege of knowing Eugenia Price and she
inspired me to write. She gave me the
best advice ever: ‘Write every single day, at least 300 words.’ That has
served me well.”
Writing, says Michael, is “a
way for me to let the 1000 little people in my head have a voice.”
Q: What’s the stupidest thing you’ve ever
done? Would you do it again?
A: When I was 14, I let my Mom
talk me into dressing like a hooker for Halloween. Those pictures still
haunt me at family reunions. Knowing what I know now in life, I would not
do it again. If I was 14 again, I
would. But not now.
Q: If you could live one day of your life over again, changing nothing,
what would you choose?
A: Gosh, it would be easier to
tell you the days I would not. It would have to be my daughter's
birth. It is special to me on so many levels.
Hurry over and read In
the Wake of the Enchantress. Leave your feedback for Michael
(he finds feedback on technical elements of craft more helpful than feedback on
content) – and don’t forget to give him a big WEbook
high-five for bagging the highly coveted WEbooker
of the WEek honor!