Deep point of view is a style of writing that aims to immerse the reader in the story so they share the character’s emotional journey as though it’s their own. This is achieved by removing the author/narrator voice from the writing, which is easier said than done.… Read the post
So, you’ve got a first (or second or third) draft, but
you’re still trying to get at the heart of what motivates your character.
You’re still trying to unearth the variety of emotions, the intensity, the
complexities of the emotions your character experiences at different points in
the story.… Read the post
Writing emotional triggers, while optional, will take your writing to all-new levels of emotional connection for readers. This is a shortened sample lesson from my 5-week masterclass on writing in deep point of view.
In my book Method Acting For Writers, I talk about writing emotions in four layers: primary emotions (instinctive, knee-jerk, unthinking emotional responses), emotional triggers (optional), secondary emotions (thinking emotional responses to primary emotions), and behavior (what those emotions force the character to DO).… Read the post