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ISBN:1470063859
Author: Jill Elizabeth Nelson
ISBN13: 978-1470063856
Title: Rivet Your Readers with Deep Point of View
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Language: English
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Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 5, 2012)
Pages: 62

Rivet Your Readers with Deep Point of View by Jill Elizabeth Nelson



Deep Point of View anchors your readers inside the point of view character(s) of your novel. This handbook shows you how to perform the transformation from ordinary narrative to deep narrative in clear, easy-to-master steps. I invite you to sweep your writing to the next level with a tec Dear Novelist: Would you like your readers to live your stories, not merely read them? Deep Point of View anchors your readers inside the point of view character(s) of your novel. By Jill Elizabeth Nelson I received a gift of several novels-new-but most had been published about 10 years ago. When I began reading, I was amazed at how Christian writers developed their craft since then. Deep Point of View is one way they’ve changed, and it’s the latest technique to make ho-hum writing spellbinding.

Deep Point of View anchors your readers inside the point of view character(s) of your novel. I invite you to sweep your writing to the next level with a technique that creates immediacy and intimacy with your readers and virtually eliminates show/don't tell issues. My Best to You, Jill.

About book: The problem that Ms. Nelson gives us is that her take on Deep Point of View being something different than regular Point of View as we know it, is only supported by examples from her own writing. Why has she not delved into the best of literature to find examples and show us that there, Point of View would fall flat. or that great writers, other than she, use this technique

Deep Point of View anchors your readers inside the point of view character(s) of your novel. This handbook shows you how to perform the transformation from ordinary narrative to deep narrative in clear. This booklet is very short, includes a lot of worksheets. It shouldn't have been made into a book but given to readers on the author's blog. It was way overpriced. I am studying point of view and was intrigued by the premise of this book. Jill Nelson describes a specific pov technique she calls "deep pov" and she provides many examples of the difference between this deep pov and shallow pov. She also lists the benefits of deep pov. But she never really describes exactly WHAT deep pov IS.

Mastering Deep Point of View transformed my writing. I have also placed the comprehensive body of this teaching into a brief handbook with the same title as this article, Rivet Your Readers with Deep Point of View.

Jill Elizabeth provided contrasting examples of how to and how not to write. She gave many lessons that allowed the reader to apply the principles presented before moving to the next point. The book was helpful-although short The problem that Ms. Why has she not delved into the best of literature to find examples and show us that there, Point of View would fall flat or that great writers, other than she, use this technique.

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The thing I found the most helpful was the exercises at the end of each chapter and the real world examples utilized throughout the book. To me, that made the concepts sink in easier. I have to see how things work, rather than just be told how they work.

The best book on the subject is Rivet Your Readers with Deep Point of View by Jill Elizabeth Nelson. So, to recap: what point of view is Ender's Game written in? It's written in deep third point of view, from the perspective of the protagonist Ender. It’s All About Voice. How can we tell that Ender’s Game is deep POV and not, say, third person limited with a narrator? The voice. It’s not just that we see only what Ender sees.

Dear Novelist: Would you like your readers to live your stories, not merely read them? Deep Point of View anchors your readers inside the point of view character(s) of your novel. This handbook shows you how to perform the transformation from ordinary narrative to deep narrative in clear, easy-to-master steps. I invite you to sweep your writing to the next level with a technique that creates immediacy and intimacy with your readers and virtually eliminates show/don't tell issues. My Best to You, Jill
Reviews: 7
Tygrafym
This book is a nice introduction on DPOV, but I was looking for much more and more in depth on the subject. If you don't know what a DPOV is, then this book is for you. If you're fimiliar with it, it will not give you depth you're looking for.

There are things the writer hasn't mentioned which I consider basics. I wish this writer would check with other writers to add to this small booklet and correct the author's mishaps.

Some of the examples given weren't that deep. Same expressions sounded like cliche. And anything that's overused will ruin that dream.

Some of the things just weren't explained right and confused me.

For example:

"We should not indicate to our reader what the POVC is feeling or thinking or doing before we have delivered the cause and effect always"!

Hmmm

I might agree with not telling the feeling, but the rest is misleading. It's if you would ask, "What came first?: an egg or a chicken?" Something has to come first.
Thoughts precede actions. But you don't have to write each thought before each action. Another rule in writing is to start with action and explain later.

And I don't see anything wrong with using prepositional phrases. That shouldn't even be taken into consideration. If a sentence is telling, naming an emotion, or violating the order, that's the reason why it isn't in DPOV.

And consider the following:

"A sigh heaved between my lips..."

I don't consider the above DPOV. Who thinks that way? If you're in the character's head and using DPOV, you wouldn't think that. I sighted works much better. A sigh doesn't leave from another part of the body. It's overwritten.

I found other sentences that the author said are written in DPOV, but for me they don't work well. They take me out of that dream. To write from a DPOV, you need to keep your reader dreaming.

This booklet is very short, includes a lot of worksheets. It shouldn't have been made into a book but given to readers on the author's blog. It was way overpriced.
DART-SKRIMER
Really wanted to like this book after hearing about it from a fellow writer. However, I found her writing style not to my liking -- particularly her habit of quoting her own published (and unpublished!) works, rather than other works of fiction. Kind of off-putting, although I'm sure the author wasn't intending to come across so impressed with her own work.

That aside, this short, easy read makes a clear point about putting more 'punch' in a character's POV. I took away some good tips that will, hopefully, find good application in my own writing. Recommended, with the above reservation.
MisTereO
I was hoping for great quality examples from well known authors. Instead the examples seemed to be made up on the spot, and being without context it was very hard to judge if they were really effective at all.

It contains 'worksheets' which seemed a bit like padding as this is a very very short book considering the price. I suppose others may have found those useful, but it seemed a bit cheeky to me.

There's so little in there - I read it and returned it, then took my questions about Deep POV (still numerous) and conducted a *free Google search*, where I found all the suggestions from the book and plenty more thoughts and advice from other authors. Deep, shallow and a sort of continuum of POV depth - read about it for free on Google. Then make up your own mind, and write like the individual you are.

Ultimately I think that it's not the depth of your POV that matters so much as the variety of sentence structure. Get in close for some deep POV revelations when it's appropriate or pull back for a wider view of things when that is a better choice.

Regardless, I might have kept it on my Kindle if it cost 99p or less, which is a more reasonable price for this book.
Adorardana
This is a good tool for new writers trying to clean up their work, but it is pretty basic. Anyone with more than a simple understanding of Deep POV would not get much out of it.
There is a fair amount of what to do (and what not to do), but not much instruction on how to do it well.
The examples quickly become stale so don't expect much variety.
For me it was helpful, but I would have liked something more.
Andromajurus
Don’t be misled by the size of this book. It is an excellent resource for writers of all levels (and their editors). It contains numerous tips which can be applied to your WIP (work in progress) immediately. The author includes numerous examples (mostly from her own books) to show the difference between shallow POV and deep POV. It can help the author, and reader, get inside the heads of their characters. This tips can be applied to first, second, or third person novels.
Riavay
I am studying point of view and was intrigued by the premise of this book. Jill Nelson describes a specific pov technique she calls "deep pov" and she provides many examples of the difference between this deep pov and shallow pov. She also lists the benefits of deep pov. But she never really describes exactly WHAT deep pov IS. I read this handbook in less than 30 minutes, but if you want to do it right, I suppose you could do the exercises. Not a lot of money so it might be worth your time.
TheFresh
Before you buy this book, take a look at the contents. She covers only point of view, but it is pretty light approach which you may prefer. I, on the other hand, have purchased dozens and dozens of writing books, and they cover POV very well. So before spending the money, take a look for yourself.
Best, most concise tips on writing clean and tight! This has the tools you need to understand and produce that deep POV. The lessons learned within are tacked to the wall above my computer!