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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Four Tips to Help You Build A "World" For Your Story

Four Tips to Help You Build A "World" For Your Story

Please join me in welcoming guest blogger Julia J Simpson to The Educated Writer!

The term "world building" conjures up vibrant fictional worlds like Westeros and Middle Earth, but world building is important whether your story takes place in a fantasy kingdom, far-future earth, outer space, or a fictional town in Idaho. *RECORD SCRATCH* Hold on—Idaho? You thought world building was about creating a whole world from scratch? In the traditional sense, yes, but a world doesn't have to be a whole planet. It's just the sphere within which your story occurs. If that's a fictional town in the real world, you still have to build that part of the world from scratch, so a lot of world building basics still apply. Here's how I tackle world building in my own stories.

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May/June 2018 Bi-Monthly Goals

May/June 2018 Bi-Monthly Goals

I did a horrible job with my goals these last two months (March and April). However, I also got a much needed motivational kick in the butt from a fellow writer via her email list (Amara Luciano) that I'm going to share with all of you in case you're struggling like I am.

Quick recap. Last March I set ten goals and in order to succeed I wanted to meet at least eight of them. There were as follows:

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