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POV: Going Deep And Staying There

Posted at Feb 10, 2017 6:41 pm

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It doesn’t matter if you write first-person narrative or third-person with multiple viewpoint characters—getting deep inside a POV character’s head is the key to writing stories that grab readers by the ba…uh…heartstrings, no matter what genre you’re writing. In this workshop, each participant will have a chance to examine the different genre expectations of POV, look at the pros and cons of each POV technique, and then take his or her own work-in-progress, a finished work, or a favorite published work and deconstruct it to take the POV deep and keep it there. Each workshop participant will receive personal feedback through a series of weekly assignments.

Syllabus:

Lesson 1: POV–One of the Most Important Decisions You’ll Make

Lesson 2: POV and Genre (and a few words about head-hopping)

Lesson 3: Options, Pros, and Cons

Lesson 4: Hands-On Tips and Tricks to Deepen POV—Part 1 of 6

Lesson 5: Hands-On Tips and Tricks—Setting and Narrative, Part 2 of 6

Lesson 6: Hands-On Tips and Tricks—Action, Part 3 of 6

Lesson 7: Hands-On Tips and Tricks—Visceral Reactions, Part 4 of 6

Lesson 8: Hands-On Tips and Tricks—Dialogue, Part 5 of 6

Lesson 9: Hands-On Tips and Tricks—Internal Dialogue, Part 6 of 6

Lesson 10: Third-Person Multiple POV (three or more POVs)

Lesson 11: POV Hodgepodge and Wrap up


About the Presenter, Suzanne Johnson:

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Suzanne Johnson writes urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense from Auburn, Alabama. She realized her dream of becoming a full-time author in April after finally leaving a career in educational publishing that has spanned five states and six universities. She grew up halfway between the Bear Bryant Museum and Elvis’ birthplace and lived in New Orleans for fifteen years, including a firsthand introduction to Hurricane Katrina, so she has a highly refined sense of the absurd and an ingrained love of SEC football and fried gator on a stick. As Suzanne Johnson, she writes the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series for Tor Books and other urban fantasy novellas and shorts. As Susannah Sandlin, she writes paranormal romance and romantic suspense for Montlake Romance, including the award-winning Penton Legacy paranormal series, Collectors romantic thriller series, and Wilds of the Bayou romantic suspense series.

Author web links: 

Website: www.suzannejohnsonauthor.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Suzanne_Johnson

FB: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorSuzanneJohnson

 


Cost: FFP Members:$25.00/Non-Members: $30.00

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