Archive - August 6, 2015

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New Books by Peace Corps Writers — July 2015
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Summer School-How To Write Your Peace Corps Book, Lesson # 5

New Books by Peace Corps Writers — July 2015

To purchase any of these books from Amazon.com, click on the book cover, the bold book title, or the publishing format you would like — and Peace Corps Worldwide, an Amazon Associate, will receive a small remittance that will help support the site and the annual Peace Corps Writers awards. • The Color of a Lion’s Eye: Memories of Africa by Jane F. Bonin (APCD/Malawi, CD/Niger 1994–99) Border Press Books July 2015, 125 pages $15.00 (paperback) . • Don’t Get Too Comfortable by Robert Emmet Buckley Jr.  (Micronesia 1968–70) Historical Inspitational Memoir May 2015 325 pages $9.99 (Kindle) . • Letters from Nigeria: Experiences of a Peace Corps Volunteer before and during the Nigerian Civil War by James King (Nigeria 1966–67), edited by Eileen M. Jones (James’s sister) Booktango 2013 335 pages $4.99 (Kindle) • Ad Nauseam: How Advertising And Public Relations Changed Everything by Jeff  Koob (Jamaica 1991–93) iUniverse . . .

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Summer School-How To Write Your Peace Corps Book, Lesson # 5

“Every story has a storyteller.” – John Coyne For this lesson I will discusses: Point of view Scenes Chapters Point of View William Faulkner called “point of view” the source of a story. Point of view is a term that refers to the relationships between the storyteller, the story, and the reader. We can tell our stories from different points of view: – First-person – Third-person (On occasion you may find stories, usually short stories that are told from the second-person, “you,” which is unusual and extremely difficult to pull off as a narrative.) A story being told in the third-person point of view can be done in two ways: 1. The Omniscient Storyteller goes everywhere, knows everything, can read the minds of the characters, and comments when he or she wants. 2. The opposite of the Omniscient Storyteller is the Direct Observer. The Direct Observer has no memory of . . .

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