Do you struggle adding emotional depth to your stories? Are you tired of hearing “go deeper” from crit partners and editors?
Wondering how to create a more powerful connection and emotional impact for readers?
Has an editor or agent told you to rewrite in deep point of view?
What Is Deep Point Of View?
Deep Point of View is a writing style that’s dynamic, visceral, and immediate. The goal of this writing technique is for the writer to disappear and minimize the perceived distance between the reader and the point of view character. Some contemporary readers want an emotional journey as much as a good story. They want an experience.
At the heart of Deep Point of View is an immersive experience for the reader through an emotional connection to the character.
This intimate and emotive style of writing resonates with contemporary readers, if you’ve got the guts to “go there” with your characters. This isn’t a difficult skill set to master, but it requires a shift in how you tell stories and sometimes those shifts don’t seem intuitive. It’s hard to learn on your own.
Put Deep POV to work on your whole novel or just key scenes for an emotional punch readers can’t resist.
What Will You Learn?
- Eliminate unnecessary telling
- Create empathy in readers for your characters
- Create immediacy
- Effectively use internal dialogue
- Understand and use subtext
- Write tight (make every word count)
- Create unique character voice
- Tap into your emotive memory (just like actors do)
- Learn tips from psychology to write emotions with visceral authenticity
- Learn layering and blending techniques for writing emotions
- Identify and eliminate author intrusion
- Learn effective pacing strategies to intensify emotional impact
- Recognize POV breaks
- Know when not to use Deep Point Of View
- Recognize areas where you’re not going deep enough
- Learn what an emotional story arc is and how to employ it
Over 8 weeks, you’ll not only learn the tools and techniques mentioned above required to make deep point of view effective, but also the higher level strategy behind those techniques so you’ll know when and how to make them work for your stories.
What A Typical Week Looks Like
There are 21 lessons in the course so each week you’ll complete 3 lessons. Each lesson includes a downloadable PDF, a video lesson, and a 10-20min homework assignment. The homework is optional, but you will receive personalized feedback within 24 hours on each assignment submitted.
At the end of each week, you’ll have the option to submit up to 3 pages of your own work for critique (this is new). Each week, there’s one open office hours time where I am live in the group to answer questions in real time and offer encouragement.
The final week is extra time to catch up on homework if you’ve fallen behind, have questions answered, and get one last critique.
This is a masterclass on deep point of view. This is an intermediate level course that assumes you already understand how to plot, create characters, and establish pace. You won’t be critiqued on plot, grammar/spelling, or structure, just how effective the deep point of view is in each submitted piece.
What Others Are Saying
When you register for the course, you get lifetime access to the Deep Dive Author Club (a closed Facebook group). Each time there’s an update or new lesson added, you’ll have access to that. You can retake the course each time it’s run, so you can work on different stories each time or continue on the same one.
You’ll also receive an e-copy of Method Acting For Writers:Learn To Write In Deep POV Using Emotional Layers.
This 8 week course provides individual feedback up to four times a week with specialized and easy-to-understand lessons. You get to join a growing community of like-minded authors, an e-copy of Lisa’s book on deep point of view, and lifetime access to the course.
Class begins November 5 and runs through til January 11, 2019.
Registration is now closed until Spring 2019.