Master Story Point of View (POV) - Short Course
Master Story Point of View: Recognise and write inside the heads and hearts of your characters. This workshop is for fiction writers who want to choose and use the right Point of View to showcase the emotional drama and intrigue in their story. Industry professionals are quickly put off by head-hopping and breaking POV and yet it is one of the most problematic subjects for many authors. The narrator’s perspective affects story structure, shapes the way readers experience the events and how they connect with the characters. During this workshop we will unravel the sometimes-difficult choice of which POV to use and how to deliver it consistently. Your POV delivery will be flawless in no time!
This workshop will give you the skills to:
- Recognise the different POV types and understand their benefits and drawbacks.
- Choose the POV that’s right for your story and author style.
- Write in first person.
- Write in third person limited.
- Write in third person omniscient.
- Use Deep POV to increase readers’ emotional connect to your characters.
- Handle POV changes and multiple viewpoints with ease.
- Understand the effect of POV on narrative distance and genre.
There will be plenty of opportunities to apply what you’ve learnt to your own work, examples, colourful handouts to keep and detailed feedback on your story.
A basic ability to write English is expected.
Hours of Commitment
5 - 10 hours
Sandy Vaile is a motorbike-riding daredevil who isn’t content with a story unless there is a courageous heroine and a dead body. She writes romantic-suspense for Simon & Schuster US and empowers modern writers to produce commercial quality fiction. Sandy is an experienced course presenter with a decade of experience in the industry and prides herself on providing a nurturing learning environment that enables participants to truly absorb the material and apply it to their own work. In her spare time, Sandy composes procedures for high-risk industrial processes, judges competitions, runs The Fearless Novelist Facebook group, and offers critiquing and coaching services to aspiring authors. Connect with Sandy here: https://linktr.ee/fearlessprose
Course Dates: 5th June to 3rd July 2022
Cost: RWA-Member - $55.00 Non RWA-Member - $66.00
* Please note, there is a $0.50 Trybooking fee at checkout.
Venue: Online - Moodle
(Course attendees will be notified of access/login details via email from the RWA Academy Registrar a few days prior to the start date of the course)
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