Are you struggling to create characters readers care about? Critique partners, editors or agents telling you to dig deeper emotionally? Do you want to write emotional arcs into your stories to keep readers engaged and turning the pages?
Deep Point of View is 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. 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.
This is the class for you!
Concise, Relevant & Focused
Almost every book, blog post, or course about Deep POV only covers the basics. You haven’t got the whole picture and you don’t even know what questions to ask to get more proficient. This course combines in one place all the basics you need to know, the building blocks to form a solid foundation, and then spends the bulk of the course on the extra pieces that will make this technique work for your story right away. No more searching. No more wondering if you’ve got it right or not.
Put Deep POV to work on your whole novel or just key scenes for an emotional punch readers can’t resist.
Ready For A Deep Dive?
This is a Deep Dive course which means the goal is to get you equipped and back writing FAST! There are 20 lessons in this course with daily homework assignments. You don’t have to do the homework, but many students report that’s where they learn the most. Work on the homework daily or in weekly chunks. You’ll receive personalized feedback (usually within 24 hours) on any of the homework sessions for 4 weeks. Most students report the homework takes about 15-20 minutes a day plus there’s a 5-9min video for each lesson.
In addition to the 20 lessons, there will be four (once a week) live webinars in the closed Facebook group where you’ll have the chance for a 1-page critique of your work to see how well you’re implementing the lessons and ask questions. Don’t let yourself get stuck because you have a question you don’t have the answer to. These live sessions are recorded in the Facebook group to watch later in case you can’t make the live webinar.
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
How It Works…
The course lessons are available on this website so you can access them when it’s convenient to you, on whatever device you have at hand. You’ll be invited to a closed Facebook group where you can share your homework from each lesson and get feedback from me and other students (including alumni who have already taken the course).
Each lesson is designed so that you can use the homework to hone your manuscript or use the examples given to master each technique.
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