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Getting Inside the Romantic Hero’s Head—Part V

We’ve established that the female reader of romance wants to know what the male lead is thinking. It’s important to get inside the hero’s head to know his thoughts on especially the heroine. What is it about the heroine that is attractive to the hero? Is it her looks, her personality, or a combination? And, […]

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Getting Inside the Romantic Hero’s Head––Part I

Contrary to popular belief, the male is the key to any romance. The female may be the “lead” character, but the male, and we’ve talked about the different types (alpha and beta) is the key to the romance. It’s also well-known that most readers of romance are women. Women identify with the heroine of the […]

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Plunging the Depths of Deep POV –– Part VIII

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 VII

Let’s continue our tumbling into the fathoms of our subject. Writing in Deep POV helps us to “show” rather than “tell.” Click to Tweet #amwriting #DeepPOV

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Plunging the Depths of Deep POV –– Part VI

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 […]

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Plunging the Depths of Deep POV –– Part V

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

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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Plunging the Depths of Deep POV –– Part III

It’s all the rage with publishers and writers these days. Why do publishers want you to write in Deep POV? The reader gets into the head of the viewpoint character in a rewarding and intimate way with Deep POV. Click to Tweet #amwriting #DeepPOV It used to be that most POVs were acceptable, as long […]

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Plunging the Depths of Deep POV –– Part II

Deep POV, or Deep Penetration Point of View is the new standard in fiction writing. Why? It is the most intimate, closest writing style, where the reader experiences the story as if they were inside of the character. Click to Tweet #amwriting #DeepPOV

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POV III – How many? How close?

How many POVs (points of view) should you have in a story? How “close” should third person narrative be? We’ll be looking at that from Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, by Renni Browne and Dave King. It’s a great book and will help the beginning writer discover their writing weaknesses and how to correct them. At […]

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