Write well. Write often. Edit wisely.
Tips for writing action and description from a character’s point of view. For a close narrative distance, show story events and descriptions through the character’s perspective.
Look for and then correct story problems that shock readers out of the fictional world. A list of common story problems that can ruin the reader’s experience.
A blog reader asks specific questions about deep POV.
Part 2 of a discussion about using deep POV to bring readers closer to action and characters. Tips and techniques for using deep POV effectively.
Understanding narrative distance to understand how to use deep POV.
Rather than focus only on plot events as you write scenes, try purposely pairing characters that you normally wouldn’t put together in a scene.
A lesson about time markers in story using Game of Thrones as reference material.
Rather than rely on your go-to fixes, learn other ways to rewrite and edit words, sentences, paragraphs, and scenes.
Show characters as they are, revealing their fears and motivations and dreams. Keep characters open and honest before the reader so that the reader understands character motivation and emotions.
Treat readers the way a chef treats his favorite customers—give them the good stuff, prepared with their tastes in mind. Make each story, beginning to end, a tasty one.