Getting in Character—Deep POV Part Two

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Yes today is odd. Posting on a Sunday. We are headed into Spring Break and yeahโ€ฆhard to maintain my usual schedule.ย Today weโ€™re going to dive deeper into deep POV and then, later in the week, I am going to bring you guys anย expert on deep POV ๐Ÿ˜‰ .

Will be fun.

To accomplish โ€œdeep POVโ€ yes, there are style changes we can make, like removing as many tags as we can and ditching extraneous sensing and thinking words. But deep POV is more than just tight writing, itโ€™s also strongly tethered to characterization. Good characterization.

It is essential to know our cast if we hope to successfully write โ€œdeep POV.โ€

KNOW Your Cast

There are all kinds of ways to get to know our characters. I often write detailed character backgrounds before starting a story so it doesnโ€™t become aโ€ฆ

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