May 31 – July 8, 2019
Want to add emotional depth to your stories? Want readers to connect with and care about your characters? Want to create fiction where the reader feels like they’re in the story in real time? Create something immersive they’ll tell all their friends about?
Learn Deep Point Of View!
If you’re hearing things like:
I just can’t get into the story….
I just can’t connect with this character…
I don’t understand why the character did… or feels…
You need to Go DEEPER with your fiction.
What Is Deep Point Of View?
Deep Point of View is a writing style that’s dynamic, visceral, and immediate (it’s also called close or limited 3rd person pov). 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 so that the reader feels like they’re IN the story in real time. 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. Writing is hard and it’s solitary, but you don’t have to learn alone.
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 5 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 strategies behind those techniques so you’ll know when and how to make them work for your stories.
What A Typical Week Looks Like
Each week, you’ll complete 3 lessons. Each lesson includes a downloadable PDF, a video lesson (viewable from any device at your convenience), and a 10-20min homework assignment. The homework is optional and is intended to help you clarify that day’s lesson. You may not need to do all the homework. You will receive personalized feedback within 24 hours on any homework posted. You have the entirety of the course to submit homework on any lesson.
At the end of each week, you’ll have the option to submit up to 3 pages of your own work for critique (submitted privately via email). Each week, there’s a live open office hour video in the Facebook group where I address common problems, answer questions in real time, and offer encouragement. **You need a Facebook account to take advantage of the homework critiques and live office hour sessions.**
This is a masterclass on deep point of view. This course is a deep dive into deep point of view so that you can get back to writing FAST! This is an intermediate level course that assumes you already understand how to plot, create character arc, and establish tension and pace. You won’t be critiqued on plot, grammar or spelling, 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 the class is run, you’ll have access to the updated content and to submit homework.
You’ll also receive a PDF copy of Method Acting For Writers:Learn To Write In Deep POV Using Emotional Layers.
This 5 week course provides individual feedback up to four times a week (3 homework opportunities and up to 3 pages a week). You have lessons delivered in video and written formats in bite-sized portions so you’re never overwhelmed. You’re joining a growing community of like-minded authors, receive an e-copy of Lisa’s book on deep point of view, and lifetime access to the course.
**NEW** Students of the masterclass get first-chance admission to the extended Deep Dive Author Club Membership – registration for this opens again in October.