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Rivet Your Readers with Deep Point of View Paperback – March 5, 2012
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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
for A new writer learning this has really helped me A lot. definity worth it and more.Published 4 days ago by sketch_wwjd
Very usefukl, most informative, turned my writing techniques aroundPublished 28 days ago by Amazon Customer
I think this book was a little powerhouse for POV. A very handy book for authors who struggle with understanding POV and strengthening their writing with deep POV.Published 1 month ago by Garden Girl
Single best book Amazon has ever suggested. I basically had to pick my jaw up of the ground, and in only 61 pages it's a one-sitting read.
Jill Elizabeth Nelson's novel on Deep point of view is full of insights on the craft of writing. While some of her assertions are hard for novice writers to wrap their head around,... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jason Henry Evans
Decent beginning/intro to Deep POV, shorter than I was hoping. And not very in-depth. I don't feel like all of the examples were actually in Deep POV but I did learn from many of... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tiffany Austin
This book was very helpful in augmenting my writing style.Published 4 months ago by Bruce Alan Jensen