This is Part One of a Two-Part Series. Find Post Two Here: 4 Tips For Writing Your Character's PTSD And Trauma Memories PTSD and trauma (both big “T” and small “t” trauma), affect our memory in different ways, and when writing in deep point of … [Read more]
3 Ways Distance Creeps Into Deep POV And How To Fix It!
Deep point of view is a stylistic choice to remove the writer voice and instead write the story as though the reader is inside the character's head. You want to remove any hints that the reader is in a chair at home reading a story instead of living … [Read more]
Using Defense Mechanisms To Create Emotional Depth In Fiction
This is part two to a post I wrote last week for Writers Helping Writers on giving characters emotional context. Your character has a reason for feeling the way they do and reacting the way they do. In deep point of view, everything is … [Read more]
How Do I Add Emotion To My Fiction?
Part of the power of deep point of view (I think) is diving deep into emotions in a way that's both specific and unique to the character and universal to the reader. Some writers focus more on what's happening than on what's being felt. I fall into … [Read more]
Keeping Secrets From Readers In Deep Point Of View
How can I keep a secret from the reader? I'm writing mystery, and I can't let the reader know why my POV character is [insert action: searching, driving to, making a u-turn without explanation, making accusations] because then there won't be any … [Read more]
5 Pro Tips On Writing Description In Deep Point Of View
Woop! Let’s give 2019 a giant kick out the door and welcome in 2020 with a bang! Beginning January 1st, I am launching 30 Days Of Deep POV on my Facebook page, where I’ll be creating a video a day based on my 30 most popular blog posts … [Read more]
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