Posted on 01/19/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

C.S. Lakin feels so strongly about the importance of capturing your character’s voice that she has returned to it in her deep point-of-view series.

No matter whether you’re writing a character in first or third person, it’s critical that the character has their own distinct voice and way of perceiving the world, she says.

For example, a cool fall morning will evoke different sensations, memories, desires, etc., in a teen boy than it will in an older woman.

Lakin provides illustrative passages from Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing as well as an assessment technique that you can apply to each of your scenes, to ensure each is reflecting deep point-of-view.

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