Four Tips To Help You Master Deep POV

Four Tips To Help You Master Deep POV

Julia J Simpson was kind enough to invite me to write a guest post on her blog. Hop on over to her site to check it out and read my post on “Four Tips To Help You Master Deep POV."

A lot of the writing I do is very character driven. Therefore my goal is for my readers to connect with my protagonist. I want my protagonist to come alive for them and for his or her thoughts and actions to jump off the page and draw the reader in. Ultimately, I want my readers to feel like they are the protagonist.

That’s essentially what Deep Point-Of-View or Deep POV is. The reader forgets they’re reading a book because it’s written in such a way that they feel like they are living the character’s life. Basically, you the author, do everything you can to remove dialogue tags, filter words, and passive voice. This establishes a deep and emotional connection with readers.

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Prep-tober Week Two: Pick a Story Idea

Prep-tober Week Two: Pick a Story Idea

Setting on a story idea can be one of the most challenging tasks for a writer. You want to walk away with a novel that not only entices, motivates, and inspires you, but also touches the hearts of your readers and leaves them begging for more. If you've managed to tame one of your plot bunnies, I'm so happy for you! Congratulations! Pat yourself on the back!

If not, I want to give you three quick tips:

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