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How To Remove The Author Voice For Deep Point Of View

by Lisa Hall-Wilson

voice pattern

In deep point of view, the goal is to immerse the reader in the character’s lived experience of the story journey. The reader isn’t being told a story by an author about one, or many, characters. Rather, the character is living out this story in real time with the reader in their head the whole time.… Read the post

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6 Questions To Go Deeper With Subtext In Fiction

by Lisa Hall-Wilson

Looking for a quick effective way to take your writing up a notch? Subtext. K.M. Weiland calls it the black belt of fiction writing. When you can replace spoken dialogue with silent communication, with familiarity, shared goals, etc.… Read the post

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How To Eliminate Info Dumps In Deep Point Of View

by Lisa Hall-Wilson

Hobbit House

No one likes reading an info dump, but we writers justify their existence because we’re sure the reader needs all this background information here, right now. Info dumps kill the pace and tension in your story and readers may just put down your book and walk away forever.… Read the post

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4 Tips For Memorable Characters From Jack Sparrow

by Lisa Hall-Wilson

Color illustration of a portrait of the character Jack Sparrow as played by Johnny Depp.

Captain Jack Sparrow, love him or hate him, most people FEEL something for the irascible pirate. What is it about Captain Jack that makes him so memorable? Anti-hero. Failed pirate. I mean, I find Jack hilarious, but would I necessarily want him in my life….… Read the post

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10 Examples of Author Intrusion In Deep POV, How To Fix It

by Lisa Hall-Wilson

Deep POV takes the idea of ‘show don’t tell’ to what seems like new extremes for those more familiar with limited third person POV, or first person narration POV styles of writing (not to mention more distant POV styles like omniscient or objective third person).… Read the post

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