Creating Suspense––Part I

cary-grant-nnwI’m not a suspense writer, but I love to read it. A few years ago, I wrote Zorro stories on FanFiction, and I learned a little bit about creating suspense, just by doing it. In this new series, we’ll talk about what suspense is, and how to use it for whatever genre you write. Suspense asks the question “what will happen next?” Click to Tweet #amwriting #creatingsuspense

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Plunging the Depths of Deep POV –– Part VIII

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We’ll finish this today. Hopefully, this series, though not scouring for every little detail of Deep POV, will give you tools to improve your skill at making your POV characters come alive. Click to Tweet #amwriting #DeepPOV

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Plunging the Depths of Deep POV –– Part VI

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We’re continue to delve into depths of our subject. Deep POV is all about creating an immediacy with the reader. Click to Tweet #amwriting #DeepPOV

Most of us learn visually or by example. This whole lesson will be filled with examples to learn how to create that propinquity in writing that will make our writing sparkle and shine.

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Plunging the Depths of Deep POV –– Part V

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Last time look at the interior life of the viewpoint character, their thoughts, attitudes, reactions, and emotions. Deep POV enhances the reader’s experience with your story. Click to Tweet #amwriting #DeepPOV

This time, we’ll begin a series of examples, before and after, to show you the differences, and how text comes alive.

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Plunging the Depths of Deep POV –– Part IV

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We’re discussing Deep POV, and how to get inside the character’s head to make the experience more impactful for the reader. Last time, we listed basic writing tips for deep POV. Only visceral reactions by the viewpoint character count for building deep POV. Click to Tweet #amwriting #DeepPOV

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