Posted on November 20, 2020 at 1:15 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

C.S. Lakin has noticed a common issue in amateur writers’ work: the failure to stick with deep point-of-view.

In a nutshell, deep point-of-view is when a story is solely told in a character’s voice, not the author’s voice.

And that doesn’t mean that you must write it in first person, but it does mean you must share only what the point-of-view character is perceiving.

Lakin shares examples of violations of deep point-of-view, how to fix it, and a trick to recognizing when your text has left deep point-of-view at Live Write Thrive.

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