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Top Customer Reviews
There are things the writer hasn't mentioned which I consider basics. I wish this writer would check with other writers to add to this small booklet and correct the author's mishaps.
Some of the examples given weren't that deep. Same expressions sounded like cliche. And anything that's overused will ruin that dream.
Some of the things just weren't explained right and confused me.
"We should not indicate to our reader what the POVC is feeling or thinking or doing before we have delivered the cause and effect always"!
I might agree with not telling the feeling, but the rest is misleading. It's if you would ask, "What came first?: an egg or a chicken?" Something has to come first.
Thoughts precede actions. But you don't have to write each thought before the action. Another rule in writing is to start with action and explain later.
And I don't see anything wrong with using prepositional phrases. That shouldn't even be taken into consideration. If a sentence is telling, naming the emotion, or violating the order, that's the reason why it isn't in DPOV.
And consider the following:
"A sigh heaved between my lips..."
I don't consider the above DPOV. Who thinks that way? If you're in the character's head and using DPOV, you wouldn't think that. I sighted works much better. A sigh doesn't leave from another part of the body. It's overwritten.Read more ›
Be afraid! After reading Rivet Your Readers (three times in a row), I found examples of shallow POV everywhere in my WIP. Thankfully, with the help of Ms. Nelson's examples, I know how to rewrite for better effect. If you're unsure of the difference between shallow POV and deep POV, this short, pithy book will make it clear. So, fellow writers, prepare to be challenged and sensitized.
My understanding of point-of-view (POV) is more along the lines of character development versus active/passive writing which is what RIVET YOUR READERS WITH DEEP POINT OF VIEW does. A quick and easy guide for self-teaching more active writing, but not recommended if you have a fairly good grasp on what makes good writing/reading.
Had the author taken the time and effort to research and employ master works to model her lessons, the book might be worth the price, (perhaps triple the price), but her posing her own writing as authoritative is highly distracting, at times even laughably so, and it's no way to teach craft.
This is a short ebook, but well worth the cost for both beginning and more experienced writers.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is the best book I have read on deep POV which is a very complicated skill to master.Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
Deep POV is a good thing for a few aspects of a novel. When there is a deeply emotional part that you want to tell.
However, I don't like it all the way through. Read more
There is nothing new to be garnished from these pages. So many other materials and tools online that are more helpful.Published 19 days ago by arizonamegs
Though this book is short, only 53 pages/eight chapters, Jill Nelson does an excellent job of showing writers how to "draw readers into each point-of-view character's... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Margaret Duarte
The book is short, fast to read, focused and presented examples that sunk into my brain. During NaNoWriMo 2015, I was able to apply these concepts while writing 1,200-4500 words a... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Myxen
This book completely transformed my writing. For my kind of fiction writing it does exactly that; rivets the readers. Thank you, Jill Nelson! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sidney Skinner
Good for the beginning writer, a little slender for more experienced writers.Published 2 months ago by Busy Teacher and Parent
I picked up this book after ending my third half-finished book. I just couldn't seem to get into my characters head and make the story flow naturally. Read morePublished 2 months ago by S.R. Hand