After working on my manuscripts (a mystery series of four to date), I suddenly learned all about deep 3rd person POV with multiple characters. It was like heaven opened up and rained sparkly rainbows around me. I love this approach to storytelling and was somehow, quite inadvertently, incredibly close to it already. But not quite there.
I decided to rewrite all four mysteries from this perspective. It is a fascinating undertaking and also time-consuming as I must re-read each sentence to avoid head-hopping and omniscient (my former approach). Deep 3rd person POV is very intimate between the characters and readers. Engaging. Enthralling. It does force me to stop being omniscient which cut out some very revealing, tender inner thoughts of characters. I’ve had to re-embed those moments somehow and, what can I say – it’s a learning process.
I am so grateful to all those who have gone before me in the field of writing, lending their knowledge to improve my craft, and to those who are honest and brave enough to tell me when I am truly messing up. Merry Christmas to you all!
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