Point of Who? Mastering Point of View and Character Development
Great stories are nothing without great characters. Getting inside a character’s mind and heart is crucial to telling page-turning stories, but doing so requires an essential understanding of point-of-view. If you’ve ever struggled to figure out which character’s head you’re in, whether you can head hop, or if you should consider a more limited POV, this webinar is for you. You may think you know who is telling the story, but if you’re sloppy or unsure about your POV, the reader might disagree. Mastering POV makes for fluid storytelling and is a key strategy to developing strong characters.
This live webinar will demystify the key points-of-view, including first-person, third-person limited, omniscient and second-person, and explain how to identify when you’re in the flow or falling out of POV. It will also provide helpful character cues to demonstrate character in every scene and teach you how to identify POV slips.
Jordan Rosenfeld brings her experience as the author of six books on the craft of writing, and three novels, to show you how to write with assurance and flow into the perfect POV for your story and develop compelling characters along the way.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
- Clear understanding of each main POV type (1st, 3rd limited, omniscient and 2nd person)
- How to identify POV slips through “perceptual words”
- How to utilize POV to create “intimacy” with your characters
- Character “cues” that allow you to demonstrate character to the reader
- Why POV is crucial to character development
- Understanding character motivation
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Writers who struggle to grasp POV
- Writers who slip in and out of multiple POVs
- Writers who want to bring readers closer to their characters
- Writers who find omniscient POV confusing
- Writers who want to increase their story’s “immediacy”
- New writers
- Seasoned writers who have questions about POV
- Writers who want to ensure readers love your characters
Jordan Rosenfeld is author of the forthcoming novel Fallout (Running Wild Press), as well as the novels of the novels Women in Red and Forged in Grace and six books on the craft of writing, most recently How to Write a Page-Turner, the bestselling Make a Scene, Writing the Intimate Character, A Writer’s Guide to Persistence, Writing Deep Scenes and Write Free. Her freelance articles and essays have been published in hundreds of publications, including: The Atlantic, The New York Times, Scientific American, Writer’s Digest Magazine, The Washington Post, and many more. She is also a freelance manuscript editor, writing coach and teaches online classes. Jordanrosenfeld.net and email@example.com.
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