How To Tell If Your Writing Has Slipped Out Of Deep POV

A must read for writers! Keeping the reader engaged is what all writers aim for. The Deep POV is how it is done.

K.M. Allan

Ah, deep POV. It’s something I’d never heard of when I started writing and was something I wasn’t even doing a year ago.

Since learning this wonderful writing trick (which you can read about here), I’ve added a new depth to my writing and upgraded to being a serious writer.

As with any new skill learned, writing in deep POV isn’t automatic for me yet and it gets drowned in my natural writing tendencies to clutter my scenes in stage directing, skip the showing for telling, and forget that deep POV exists. That’s the way I write my first few drafts and what I need to edit out in later drafts.

If you find yourself in the same boat, trying to hunt down all the places you’ve slipped out of deep POV, these tips may help you get back into that writing sweet spot.

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The Deep Blue Clarity#Writephoto

WE are bound to the land, though our souls long for the deep blue

WE are drawn to it, pulled by memories buried deep in our DNA

WE linger on the sand, our toes curling, grasping for purchase

WE wade into the white froth, each step a homecoming

WE are fearless as we dive into the aqua waves, eyes open

WE  undulate, borne by liquid love, free of gravity at last.



The Time Slip Castle #WritePhoto

Never before, have I been to this castle

yet I seem to know it

the sounds, the smells,

The voices,  I’ve heard in my dreams

the past pulls at me

I touch a cold, stone wall

time slips, and I find myself there

a ghost among ghosts

I reach out, grasping air

Time folds back, I am here and now

Yet, the memories remain

both sweet and bitter






Kindlepreneur- Guest Post by Andrew Joyce…

Andrew Joyce’s post on Amazon Key Words is a must read for all writers. Thank you Chris, and thank you Andrew. Great post.

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

You would think that after ten years in the writing racket I’d know a little more than I do. Well, then you’d be wrong. Every day is a learning experience. That’s why I’m such an avid fan of The Story Reading Ape, or, as he is affectionately known to his peers, Mr. Ape. Not a day goes by that he does not enlighten us with articles on the many ins-and-outs of self-publishing. Sometimes he’ll even throw in a chuckle or two by posting pictures of cats (ya’all know what I’m talkin’ about).

Anyway, I’m here today to tell you about a few things I recently learned that are going to help me sell more books going forward. Some of the things were known to me, but I was too lazy to delve into them (i.e., research them). Others came as a complete surprise. I’ll tell you what they are and…

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Dreams of Rivers and Streams #PhotoWrite

WE were wild as Indians, then

traipsing ancient paths

into the shadowed green

where hollowed out logs

became resplendent canoes

ferrying us down the stream

where tunnels of fallen boughs

arched like bridges above

oh, how we did dream, then

of bows and arrows and painted men

There was magic in those days

I need only to close my eyes

To go back, again.