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.
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