||POV: It's Not Just a Point of View -- Presented by Shannon Donnelly
Third person, first person, multiple viewpoints, single--all of it can be confusing. What works? When do you shift viewpoint--how and more importantly why? And how do you take POV so deep a reader feels everything a character feels? This workshop will cover some basic elements of POV control. In particular, we'll look at how control over viewpoint can increase the emotion for the reader. Exercises will be used to sharpen POV control, one of the most fundamental and strongest techniques in any writer's tool box. This workshop covers: * Types of POV - advantages & disadvantages to each * Which character's eyes to use * How to know when POV is slipping * POV and tense (past vs. present vs. future) * Changing POV smoothly & effectively * Deepening the POV - getting inside your characters
Shannon Donnelly's writing has won numerous awards, including a RITA nomination for Best Regency, the Grand Prize in the "Minute Maid Sensational Romance Writer" contest, judged by Nora Roberts, RWA's Golden Heart, the Laurel Wreath, the Winter Rose, the Bookseller's Best, and multiple finalists in the Holt Medallion, the Colorado ACE, the Golden Quill, and others. Her work has repeatedly earned 4½ Star Top Pick reviews from Romantic Times magazine, as well as praise from Booklist and other reviewers, who note: "simply superb"..."wonderfully uplifting"....and "beautifully written." In addition to her Regency romances, she has had novellas published in several anthologies, has had young adult horror stories published and is the author of several computer games. Currently, she writes both historical and contemporary paranormal, is a member of several chapters of RWA, and a past-president of the Beau Monde, Regency Chapter of RWA. She has spoken at past writer conferences, including RWA's national conference, and regularly gives workshops online. Her abiding passions include--besides writing--her dogs, reading, gardening, painting, belly dancing, and the ever present horses in her life. She can be found online at sd-writer.com and twitter.com/sdwriter.