Tuesday, November 19, 2019

3T Writing Tidbit

We've all read that book. The one where the character bops from action to action, running around doing stuff.

Because doing stuff is interesting, right? Exciting?

Only in this case, it falls flat. The character is cardboard and the stuff is lifeless. Why?

Stacy Dawn warns of the She did, He did trap. Action without understanding is a dry, lifeless point of view.

Bottom line--as a writer, asking why a character is doing is more important than the doing.

Get more insights from Stacy with her Demystifying Deep POV.

Published since 2009, over the years I've accumulated various items of writing wisdom. The Third Tuesday Writing Tidbit showcases these items in no particular order. Click here to see all 3T Tidbits.  

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