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Marking Time with the Viewpoint Character

on April 7th, 2013 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Time elements in fiction both identify the setting of story and convey information, including character emotions and the feel of a scene. Discover easy ways to convey time as a way to keep readers deep in the fictional world.

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(Most) Characters Can’t Read Minds

on September 25th, 2012 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Be aware of the trap of making your viewpoint character a mind reader. Characters can’t always guess what others are thinking and the motivations for their behavior.

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Deep POV—What’s So Deep About It

on November 16th, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Deep POV has become the most common point of view for current fiction, but some writers are unfamiliar with it. Read about deep POV and learn tips on how to use it for your stories.

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Viewpoint Character and the Need to Choose Wisely

on May 13th, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

The wrong viewpoint character could send your story in the wrong direction; the right viewpoint character could make your story. Learn what you should consider in choosing viewpoint characters.

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