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As a writer, you can provide a richer emotional experience for your reader by utilizing a deeper point of view.
Deep point of view draws the reader into the characters’ heads and can elicit a stronger emotional reader response to the characters’ struggles, decisions, and reactions to external conflict.
Readers who have read a passage in deep point of view often talk about how the characters seemed more vivid, how the story and prose riveted them to the page.
It is very easy for a writer to learn ways to draw the reader into the mind, body, and soul of your characters through deep point of view techniques.
By the end of the worksheet you’ll have:
1) A basic understanding of different points of view so you can decide if deep or shallow point of view is best for your story
2) Ways to strengthen the emotional writing and draw the reader deeper into the character’s point of view
3) An understanding of the structural elements of a scene to help you know when and how to add deep-POV emotions
4) Tips for how to tweak wording in order to deepen point of view on a minute level, which contributes to a richer point of view for the manuscript as a whole
5) A finely honed radar for spotting “Telling” and shallow POV through exercises
This worksheet consists of lessons, homework, and fun exercises for you to see lots of deep and shallow POV examples. You’ll learn lots of simple techniques to help you deepen your character’s point of view.
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Heroine's Journey worksheet
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Make your character's story arc resonate more emotionally with readers.
Often, a male and female character will respond differently to conflict in a story because culture and time period will affect a character differently due to gender. As a result, their internal story arcs will differ according to gender, also.
If readers comment that there's something disatisfying with a character's story arc, the Heroine's Journey applied to a heroine will often make her story more psychologically resonant and satisfying for a reader.
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Your readers identify and/or empathize with your characters, and that’s what keeps them on the edge of their seats, wanting to know what happens next to your characters. When your reader is apathetic about your character, they are more likely to put your book down. They simply aren’t as invested in the character and are not as interested in the conflict surrounding them.
This worksheet will guide you through several steps and questions that will help you delve deeper into your characters to make them realistic, heroic, and memorable.
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