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The #1 national bestseller about a famous novelist held hostage by his “number one fan” and suffering a frightening case of writer’s block—that could prove fatal. One of “Stephen King’s best…genuinely scary” (USA TODAY).

Paul Sheldon is a bestselling novelist who has finally met his number one fan. Her name is Annie Wilkes, and she is more than a rabid reader—she is Paul’s nurse, tending his shattered body after an automobile accident. But she is also furious that the author has killed off her favorite character in his latest book. Annie becomes his captor, keeping him prisoner in her isolated house.

Annie wants Paul to write a book that brings Misery back to life—just for her. She has a lot of ways to spur him on. One is a needle. Another is an axe. And if they don’t work, she can get really nasty.

❤ T. A. Nelson writer of horror

Follow me on here as well as Twitter @WriterInHorror and Wattpad @livinginmymindgirl

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The debut novel of an astonishing voice in psychological suspense

As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children gripping a tree trunk in terror, wearing blood-filled sneakers, and unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours.

Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a twelve-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox—his partner and closest friend—find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery. Now, with only snippets of long-buried memories to guide him, Ryan has the chance to uncover both the mystery of the case before him and that of his own shadowy past.

Richly atmospheric, stunning in its complexity, and utterly convincing and surprising to the end, In the Woods is sure to enthrall fans of Mystic River and The Lovely Bones.

Deciding on Which Point of View to Write in

Before you set out to write the novel you have been dying to write, you need to figure out which point of view will be best. First? Second? Third? First is the most popular point of view writers tend to write in. But it isn’t always the best choice. Do you want your story centered just around one character? If you are planning to write in first, you’ll story has to be centered only around your main character, so it will allow your readers to see through their one pair of eyes. You’ll have to sit back and think, is my story only viewable through my main character’s eyes? If so, choice first.

Now second is the least popular, especially for novels. I wouldn’t recommend writing in second if you’re planning on writing a fiction novel, so, if you’re writing fiction skip over second all together.

Lastly, third is the next and last choice to choose to write in. There are two sets of third point of views: limited and omniscient. Limited is similar to first but is written in third, he/she/they. If you want to write more like in first person you should choice third person limited. In this one, your readers will only know the thoughts and feelings of one character. Now third person omniscient is much different. In omniscient your readers know all your characters thoughts and feelings. The author will move from character to character. It is set more like a camera view. So, if you are planning to show the feelings and actions of more than the main character, you should choice third person omniscient.

I hope this helped you figure out which point of view is best for your story. Good luck on your writing journey!

❤ T. A. Nelson

I’m a horror author who’s working on her first novel. Follow me on here as well on twitter @WriterInHorror and Wattpad @livinginmymindgirl 

 

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Two missing girls. Thirteen years apart.

An intense psychological thriller for readers of I Am Watching You, The Luckiest Girl Alive, and All the Missing Girls.

Olivia Shaw has been missing since last Tuesday. She was last seen outside the entrance of her elementary school in Hunts Point wearing a white spring jacket, blue jeans, and pink boots.

I force myself to look at the face in the photo, into her slightly smudged features, and I can’t bring myself to move. Olivia Shaw could be my mirror image, rewound to thirteen years ago.

If you have any knowledge of Olivia Shaw’s whereabouts or any relevant information, please contact…

I’ve spent a long time peering into the faces of girls on missing posters, wondering which one replaced me in that basement. But they were never quite the right age, the right look, the right circumstances. Until Olivia Shaw, missing for one week tomorrow.

Whoever stole me was never found. But since I was taken, there hasn’t been another girl.

And now there is.