Posted on 06/29/2020 at 03:44 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Bookworms whose favorite stories were made into movies often complain that the film leaves out too much from the source material.

That can refer to the plot, of course, but David Farland points out that it also refers to the sensation of being in a character’s skin.

Before you get too smug, though, Farland says the same is true for authors — if they don’t make skillful use of a viewpoint character in which the reader can fully perceive the scene and action, all they’re doing is providing a camera.

Farland explains more about how to connect with your audience through a character’s viewpoint on his blog. 

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