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Rivet Your Readers with Deep Point of View by [Nelson, Jill Elizabeth ]
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Dear Novelist: Would you like your readers to live your stories, not merely read them? Deep Point of View anchors your readers inside the point of view character(s) of your novel. This handbook shows you how to perform the transformation from ordinary narrative to deep narrative in clear, easy-to-master steps. I invite you to sweep your writing to the next level with a technique that creates immediacy and intimacy with your readers and virtually eliminates show/don't tell issues. My Best to You, Jill

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  • Print Length: 63 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007PUMQ1O
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Insightful and compelling the writer is clear and demonstrates clearly the common mistakes people make and how to correct them so that the new writer can have there story shine. A must read for any beginning or struggling author.
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A good solid overview of deep POV techniques, but aimed at beginners.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A nice introduction but... 26 October 2012
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This book is a nice introduction on DPOV, but I was looking for much more and more in depth on the subject. If you don't know what a DPOV is, then this book is for you. If you're fimiliar with it, it will not give you depth you're looking for.

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.

For example:

"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 each 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 an 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.

I found other sentences that the author said are written in DPOV, but for me they don't work well. They take me out of that dream. To write from a DPOV, you need to keep your reader dreaming.

This booklet is very short, includes a lot of worksheets. It shouldn't have been made into a book but given to readers on the author's blog. It was way overpriced.
3.0 out of 5 stars A great resource for writers of all levels 4 March 2017
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Don’t be misled by the size of this book. It is an excellent resource for writers of all levels (and their editors). It contains numerous tips which can be applied to your WIP (work in progress) immediately. The author includes numerous examples (mostly from her own books) to show the difference between shallow POV and deep POV. It can help the author, and reader, get inside the heads of their characters. This tips can be applied to first, second, or third person novels.
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1.0 out of 5 stars A short book, priced too high, with weak, out-of-context examples 3 March 2015
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I was hoping for great quality examples from well known authors. Instead the examples seemed to be made up on the spot, and being without context it was very hard to judge if they were really effective at all.

It contains 'worksheets' which seemed a bit like padding as this is a very very short book considering the price. I suppose others may have found those useful, but it seemed a bit cheeky to me.

There's so little in there - I read it and returned it, then took my questions about Deep POV (still numerous) and conducted a *free Google search*, where I found all the suggestions from the book and plenty more thoughts and advice from other authors. Deep, shallow and a sort of continuum of POV depth - read about it for free on Google. Then make up your own mind, and write like the individual you are.

Ultimately I think that it's not the depth of your POV that matters so much as the variety of sentence structure. Get in close for some deep POV revelations when it's appropriate or pull back for a wider view of things when that is a better choice.

Regardless, I might have kept it on my Kindle if it cost 99p or less, which is a more reasonable price for this book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Punch Up a Character's POV 21 September 2016
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Really wanted to like this book after hearing about it from a fellow writer. However, I found her writing style not to my liking -- particularly her habit of quoting her own published (and unpublished!) works, rather than other works of fiction. Kind of off-putting, although I'm sure the author wasn't intending to come across so impressed with her own work.

That aside, this short, easy read makes a clear point about putting more 'punch' in a character's POV. I took away some good tips that will, hopefully, find good application in my own writing. Recommended, with the above reservation.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Decent/Above Average 26 March 2013
By Dragonclaw - Published on
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There's some useful information in this book, but I would take it with a grain of salt. The tone of the book seems a bit off. The author seems to believe that Deep POV is always appropriate, always the best choice, or rather, the only choice to "rivet your readers." Also, while the examples get the point across, I wouldn't say that they are "well-written." This, for me, weakens the author's authoritative voice on Deep POV, thus making it harder for me to actually see that the choice of writing in deep POV as the best choice, the only choice. Two cents.

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