Martha was great and shared some tips on Deep POV. They included:
- Watch out for phrases that signify telling ("he thought", "she felt", "he wondered", "she knew")
- Watch out for telling prepositions ("with glee"; "in frustration"; "a snicker of derision")
- Watch use of sensory data ("he could see", "he could smell")
- Eliminate telling "ing" phrases.
Mischelle C. also gave us some great tips on backstory and when to use it/not to use it in our "Building Blocks" segment of the meeting.
Keep an eye out for details of our May meeting with Terry Burns of Hartline Literary.