Deep POV is a technique that moves the reader so far into a character’s head that they are completely engrossed. It is the surest means to grab your reader’s attention… and keep it. It’s also sometimes called Limited 3rd, meaning you are in only one person’s head through an entire scene, and the reader sees everything through that lens. There are 4 steps needed when establishing Deep Point of View. SHOWING vs. TELLING First, let’s take a broad stroke look. When an author writes in Deep POV, they are showing, not telling. The author uses all the sensory details (what the character is seeing, tasting, etc), but more than that, it goes into the POV character’s mind, showing how he/she FEELS and WHAT he/she THINKs. It also helps develop voice because Deep POV avoids AUTHOR INTRUSION at all cost! This means there are no:      • He thought, she thought, I thought, I could see, he felt, etc. The …

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