Last week I attended a webinar about using deep third person POV. Here are some tips gleaned from the presentation that you may find helpful you as I know they will for me.
1. Eliminate all words about thinking, seeing, etc. from the POV character. Instead let the internal dialog carry out that function.
2. Eliminate all prepositional telling – those prepositional phrases that tell about emotion, thoughts, moods, etc. of the POV character. Instead convey these by showing.
3. Forego using words for emotion and state of being (angry, happy, sad, etc.) and use physical effects from the POV character’s actions, dialog, etc. Familiarize yourself with emotions and how to express them. A great book for this is The Emotion Thesaurus by Angela Akerman.
Still need more pointers? Try these books for deeper POV explanations:
Rivet Your Readers with Deep Point of View by Jill Elizabeth Nelson
Looking for more articles on POV? Check out Janice Hardy’s Fiction University.
I’ll share more tips from these books and the webinar over my next several posts and even expand on the concepts as well.
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