No matter what genre you write, this second manual on the Deep Point of View technique should be kept as a vital reference in every writer's toolbox. This in-depth guide offers specific, practical tools for creative fiction writers on how to craft realistic settings, visceral responses, and lifelike characters.
Crammed with even more examples and ways to eliminate shallow writing, this book provides the necessary techniques to master describing facial expressions, body language, and character emotions. This resource of endless inspiration will reveal how to dig deeper to "show don't tell," which is essential to crafting compelling dialogue, vivid scenes, and deepening characterization.
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Writer or Narrator at fault? I suspect both
Someone who doesn't care whether "vehemently" is pronounced "venemently" in several places or that a "good" piece of writing is to say "she squashed her eyes" as a better choice for "squinted."
No because I know there are excellent books on writing out there.
Besides sounding like an 18 year old, her mispronunciation of words is sad. In a case where the author clearly meant "the engine revved," she said "revived." Clearly no editing took place.
Dismay that this was supposed to teach me to write well!
The idea of writing to deep point of view is great and the author does make some decent points. But choosing better examples (not from "young adult paranormal romance," for example) and a narrator who can actually read would have helped.
- J. Chern