- Series: Writer's Craft (Book 13)
- Paperback: 100 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 12, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 151923175X
- ISBN-13: 978-1519231758
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 68 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #772,561 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Writing Deep Point of View: Professional Techniques for Fiction Authors (Writer's Craft) (Volume 13)
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Rayne Hall is the author of over sixty books published in several genres, under several pen names, in several languages.
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To my perception, sometime around the turn of the century, professional authors started to experiment with deep POV. Instead of saying "he thought," followed by the literal words the character was thinking in italics, they began simply putting that thought right into the text. Here's a comparison.
Third person POV:
"The chateau loomed less than a half a mile ahead, and though sunlight glossed the grasslands rising to it, a rolling nimbus cast the stone building in gloom. *Holy crap, I have to go there?* he thought."
Third person deep POV:
"The chateau loomed less than a half a mile ahead, and though sunlight glossed the grasslands rising to it, a rolling nimbus cast the stone building in gloom. Justin's throat felt parched. He put his hand to his neck as he tried to swallow and failed. Holy crap. How could he go there?"
That shows the very basics of deep POV, but there's a lot more to this technique. Rayne Hall covers it expertly in this Writer's Craft guide. Whether you've begun to catch on to the technique in your reading or not, this book will help you close the distance between your characters and your readers, making your fiction more compelling.
I highly recommend this book for intermediate and advanced writers who are interested in exploring and beginning to write in Deep POV. It offers clear information and solid writing exercises. The high recommendations it came with did not disappoint me after purchasing and reading it. As a matter of fact, I purchased it as an audio book as well so I could listen to it while I cook. This is one way I "deep" program new ideas into my own psyche.
So, I am always looking for ways to improve my
Deep Point of View (PoV) is a "must have" skill, if you
want anyone to buy your book/books.
It is a multi faceted, extremely complex skill, that one will
only get better at by, wait for it, WRITING....WRITING....WRITING.
This 100 page instruction guide is packed with excellent information
and examples on just what PoV is and isn't.
You will not grasp everything with one reading, so be prepared to
try out the ideas, and come back for a reread.
Very nice job, Rayne Hall.
If the editors write-up appeals, then this book if for you. Buy it! You will not regret the purchase. This is not a prissy pooped up book full of words that are pointless but gets right into what we need to know
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