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The Ultimate POV Guide Part 4: Deep POV


You may have heard some rumblings in the writing community about Deep POV. It’s a type of perspective that has shown up more and more, especially after a whole slew of new YA novels written in Deep POV.

But if you’re anything like I was a few months ago, you’re probably wondering… what the hell is Deep POV and why does it have everyone all excited?

Well folks, that’s what today’s post (the final post in our POV series!) is all about. We’ll be exploring what Deep POV is, how and when to use it in your writing, some pros and cons, and a few tips to help you write in Deep POV. Continue Reading

The Ultimate POV Guide Part 3: Genders and Ages

One of the most intimidating parts of writing from different POV’s are the different genders and ages a character can be. Both of these strongly influence how the story is told and lend towards different details.

It can be overwhelming to attempt to write from a man’s perspective if you’re a woman or vice-versa and it can be difficult to write in the simplicity of a child’s POV. So today, we’re delving into that trickery and hopefully, this post will give you a few jumping off points to guide you as your write your characters. Continue Reading

The Ultimate POV Guide Part 1: What is POV?

Every time you read a story, you’ll find yourself at the mercy of the narrator. Whether wrong or right, the point of view of the story can influence your leanings, your opinions of characters, and even the enjoyment of the story itself.

Which is probably why lots of writers obsess and panic over what POV to tell their story in. It’s a lot of pressure for a part of the story-writing-process that seems fairly nondescript.

But don’t worry. That’s what we’re going to do in this new series: we’re going deep into POV. And into deep POV… It’s going to be a trip! Continue Reading

Five Resources to Get You Writing Up A Storm

If there’s anything I miss about school, it’s the amount that I wrote. If you major in anything related to English, Journalism, Creative Writing, or Communication in university, you’re practically guaranteed to write. A TON.

And up until this year, my three years in university had been the most productive period of my life. I was writing almost constantly (I guess being Editor in Chief of the newspaper and taking a ton of writing electives would do that).

I’ve mentioned this before on the blog, but it wasn’t until I started The Lexicon Writing Blog that I actually starting writing frequently again. I started TLWB mostly so I’d have an excuse to write every week! But here we are, a year and a half later and not only has this blog taken off in ways I never expected, but I’m also writing more than ever.

How? Continue Reading

Storyboarding to Start

Get writing by storyboarding the ideas in your head to paper

One of the things I’m asked all the time is “how do I start?” And this can be a tricky question to answer because no two writers will ever write the same way. The way we each need to tell our stories will differ from our experiences, how we write, and what we like to read.

But the structure is something that will exist for every writer, so today I wanted to share one of the best ways to get started: by storyboarding. Continue Reading