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Crafting Great Characters Starts and Ends with Motivation – by C.S. Lakin…

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on Live Write Thrive:

This material ran on my blog four years ago, but it’s worth sharing again!

Most fiction writers know that character is at the heart of a story. Whether you are writing short or long fiction, you need terrific characters.

But what’s in a character? And how much do you need to know about your characters before you start writing?

The depth of detail you develop for your characters may vary. It stands to reason that you aren’t going to put as much work into crafting minor characters as you would major ones. And the most important character—your protagonist—should have the most depth.

How deep should you go? That’s a good question. Some writers spend months working on a character: her looks, her history, her family, her issues. But often the details a writer works up are trivial details.

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How to Write Point of View, Part 4, Third Person Limited

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Hi SErs! Harmony here 🙂 Today, I’d like to talk about how to write Point of View (POV) in the Third Person Limited perspective–otherwise known as Third Person Close.

Third Person Point of View is unique because it has degrees of distance, unlike First and Second Person POVs. The Third Person lens can be dialled up close so it focusses on one individual at a time (Limited), or the lens can be left wide-angle to encompass everything and everyone (Distant or Omniscient).

What is Third Person Limited POV?

This perspective uses the pronouns He, She, and They. This sort of narrative keeps the reader at more of a distance from the protagonist and action than do First and Second. Third Person POV is the most commonly used perspective in fiction writing. Below is an example of Third Person Limited …

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