Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Deep Point of View is one thing I struggle with. When I first started writing, someone told me to use more conversation, so I did. It still wasn't enough to push my characters forward. I finally found out I should go into the character's head. That has been difficult for me, because I had to learn the difference from telling and showing.

I have had great help from an author friend in the past year. She has finally helped me get through the telling vs showing. I think I'm better at that now. I do need to go deeper in the characters head. I feel I don't show deep thoughts, what's behind what their thinking. I'm trying, and little by little I feel it's coming together.

In my current WIP, my main character wants to go to where her grandparents lived. She wants to "walk on the same ground they did." So how do I go about it without telling? It is hard, but I'm getting there.

I signed up to take a Deep POV course with Camy Tang. It's a worksheet, and I think I do it all myself. I ordered it yesterday, but I haven't received it yet. I hope I receive it today and can get something going that will make this book fly along.

Writing is a good form of escape for me. Sometimes I escape too much and other things don't get done. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.

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