When you begin to learn about Deep Point of View, one of the over-simplified “rules” that’s taught is to remove emotion words (hate, anxious, happy, sad, worried, etc.), but that leaves you with a BIGGER problem. How do you show the character's emotions once you’ve removed the emotion words?… Read the post
I’m often asked how to go deeper in fiction. My jam is Deep Point of View, and I get that not everyone loves deep POV. That’s okay. However, if you’re looking for a really quick way to make your setting or characters come alive on the page, personification is one of those tools that every writer can use more effectively.… 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