I’m tempted to do this entire blog in initials, but suspect that’d get old pretty fast. Just like discussions of viewpoint can, when writers debate (endlessly) the pros & cons of whose point of view is best for a scene.… Read the post
Last time I visited Writers in the Storm, we talked about dialogue—what characters say out loud to themselves or to other characters. If you missed that blog, you can find it here at Dive Deep into Dialogue.
This time, I want to shift to internal dialogue—what your characters don’t say out loud to themselves or to other characters.… Read the post
As an indie author, I’ve been reading quite a few indie books lately. I have discovered a lot of fun reads and some great stories. However, I keep tripping over one particular writing error: breaking POV (Point of View.)
You seasoned writers with agents and editors who comb through your manuscripts looking for every tiny flaw, may not want to read this.… Read the post
In the heavier than usual wind, the prayer flags flapped loudly.
Through the narrow gaps of brightly-colored material I saw a profusion of blooming tropical flowers.… Read the post
October 28th, 2016
How Filtering the Point of View Affects Show, Don't Tell
Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy
Readers experience your novel through the eyes of your narrator. Sometimes this narrative filter is invisible and readers don’t perceive any distance between them and the point-of-view character, such as with a first-person point of view. Other times the filters are obvious and readers feel the space between them and the characters, such as with an omniscient narrator.… Read the post