Book Signing: Crystal Clary, author of “Signs of a Serial Killer”

Source: Book Signing: Crystal Clary, author of “Signs of a Serial Killer”



You’re reading about an exciting chase through the Charleston canyon. We are in the hero’s POV in this story. He is maneuvering with skill around the curved corners toward the Hilltop cabins, following close on the trail of the villains Windstar Ford.

The villain’s car disappears around a corner.

Then the POV flip comes.

Now we are in the villain’s POV as he climbs into his car to take off 15 minutes earlier.


The reader expects the story will progress forward, that one POV will pick up where the other left off. If it doesn’t happen the reader will get confused about the time line. They could get annoyed reading things they already know.

To avoid #WARPINTIME construct your story so that the second when one POV ends, the next begins. Pick up the story there, and not 15 minutes earlier.

Books, books, and more books

WARP IN TIME… Characters have a life of their own, which the writer needs to draw out. I find a villain for my stories in the funniest places. Use those crazy characters you meet that leave you feeling like, “oh no you don’t.” You can work out your frustrations on paper and nail the villain!!!