POV and Deep POV
Guest Speakers: Alice Gaines and Alicia Rasley
About Our Speakers
USA Today bestselling author, Alice Gaines, lives in a tiny apartment in downtown Oakland, California where she still manages to grow a collection of orchids and homegrown cherry tomatoes. She writes hot, hot romance in several different subgenres and enjoys stories that take her to different worlds. When she isn't writing, knitting, or making pasta, she sings in her church choir. She's passionate about funky soul band, Tower of Power.
Alicia Rasley is a novelist and writing teacher in Indianapolis. She teaches English and writing at a state university, and creates deep-dive online writing classes including Blueprint Your Plot and Build Bolder Scenes.
Her many writing articles can be found at www.aliciarasley.com. She lives on a river with her college sweetheart and a mischievous tabby
kitten named Poppy.
POV: Who Is Driving Your Story Vehicle?
By Alicia Rasley
Point of view or “POV” is like the vehicle that takes your reader through the story. The question is—who is driving in each scene? Alicia Rasley, who wrote the book The Power of Point of View, will explain how your choice of the driver or POV can give the reader a unique experience of the events and characters. We’ll discuss the purposes of the major POV approaches – first person, third person, and omniscient—and the effects each will have on your audience.
You’ll end up with an expanded sense of POV possibility!
Point of View Photo by Maria Teneva on Unsplash
Deep POV: some rather-quick and mostly-easy ways to create an intimate connection between your readers and your characters.
By Alice Gaines
In her writing journey of over 30 years, Alice Gaines has learned some common ways authors unintentionally distance readers from their characters’ inner lives. In this talk, she’ll cover:
-- What is deep point of view and how to access it
-- How to spot the distancing language that creates a barrier between the story and your reader
-- What language and psychological tools bring the reader right into the story and into your characters
And a few other items.Location:
Zoom Online Meeting
To receive a full refund minus a $25 cancellation processing fee, attendees must cancel their registration 5 days before the event. No refunds will be given after that time.
Unable to attend, no problem, all paid registrants will receive a video replay of this presentation.
You will receive an invitation to the Zoom online meeting after you have registered and payment is complete. Meeting begins at 1:00 p.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.
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Event Contact: Ariella Moon