Frustrated Trying To Learn Deep Point Of View?
Struggling to create characters readers care about? Critique partners, editors or agents telling you to dig deeper emotionally? Have you read a couple of books and found they only give you the basics?
I understand your frustration! I spent almost ten years reading every book about Deep POV I could get my hands on and yet never seemed to have the whole picture. Every time I paid for a critique or professional edit, they would point out where I had missed the mark with Deep POV.
This is the class for you!
Deep Point of View is a dynamic, visceral, and immediate style of writing that aims to minimize the perceived distance between the reader and the point of view character. This writing style puts the reader IN THE STORY with your character almost in real time. There are a number of stylistic choices an author makes to facilitate this. At the heart of Deep Point of View is an immersive experience for the reader through an emotional connection to the character.
This deeply personal emotive style of writing resonates with contemporary readers, if you’ve got the guts to “go there” with your characters. This is a difficult skill set to master and there are a lot of intermediate and advanced techniques to learn, but once you “go deep” your writing will change for the better.
This class will give you the basic pillars of Deep Point of View, plus all the extras you need to make this writing technique work for you:
- eliminate unnecessary telling
- help readers connect with your characters
- create immediacy
- effectively use internal dialogue
- understand and use subtext
- understand the difference between beats and stage directions
- write tight
- create unique character voice
- tap into your emotive memory (just like actors do)
- learn tips from psychology to write emotions with visceral authenticity
- learn to layer and blend emotions to create compelling emotional journeys for readers
- identify and eliminate author intrusion
- learn effective pacing strategies to intensify emotional impact
- get individual feedback on course exercises based on your own work
How It Works…
You’ll receive new lessons each day. The lessons are available online so you access them anywhere. The course forum is hosted in a closed Facebook Group you’ll be invited to join.
You Will Get Homework!! The best way to learn is by doing, so each lesson has a short 10-minute exercise for you to work on. You can choose to use your own work in progress for the exercises, which may take you longer to complete. Get personal feedback on your work within 12 hours!
Did I mention you get LIFETIME access, so if life happens and you can’t finish or you want to retake the class next time it’s run, you can do that. Some students have taken the class, finished their novel, and then take the course again when they’re in the revision stage. Throughout the 3 weeks, Lisa will have open office hours in the Facebook Group where you can ask questions and get a in-real-time one-page critique of your work.
This is a 4 week intensive course. This course is designed for active participation and feedback. You don’t have to participate or submit the homework for review, but many students find they learn faster and get more value from the course that way.
When Does It Start…
Class begins May 7, 2018 and will run for 4 weeks. Registration opens April 2018.
You get all the lessons for the 4 week intensive course, access to the closed Facebook group, personal critiques from the instructor, and lifetime access to the course. All for $150 [Canadian dollars]!