Point of View

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How Your Narrative Distance Affects Show, Don’t Tell by Janice Hardy

TweetFor the past three years, author and blogger Janice Hardy’s columns are among RU’s top trending posts. Today, Janice returns with a discussion on narrative distance.  One of the reason show, don’t tell is so […]

What’s in a Voice: or two sides of the same scene by Elizabeth Bemis

TweetPlease welcome ELIZABETH BEMIS – this is her debut post for Romance University. Liz is a six time Golden Heart finalist and a 2012 Golden Heart winner. Scroll to the “question” at the end of […]

Who Said That? by Stefanie London

Are all of your characters sounding a bit…the same? If so, read Stefanie London’s post today on Who Said That? And give your characters the voice they deserve! In a romance novel characters are king. […]

Five Ways Point of View Can Make You a Better Writer by Janice Hardy

Think you know POV? Janice Hardy shows us how POV can take your writing to a new level. Welcome back, Janice! Whenever a new writer asks me to share advice, “learn how to use POV” […]

Going Undercover with Deep POV by Heatherly Bell

What adds depth to your characters and pulls the reader into the story? Heatherly Bell explains the advantages of writing in deep POV.  Great to have you with us, Heather!  As an avid lifelong reader, for […]

The Story is in the Eye of the Beholder: Choosing the Best Point of View (Part 1) Heather Webb

Do you struggle with Point of View? Sometimes write an entire scene, then discover it should have been written in someone else’s?  Heather Webb is here with a two-parter to help us understand how to […]

Emotional Description: 3 Common Problems with Show & Tell – Angela Ackerman

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Because of the four-day holiday, we decided to post one of our older columns written by the fab Angela Ackerman. Grab a leftover drumstick and join us! If […]

Show and Tell Deep POV with Amy Ruttan

Please welcome author Amy Ruttan to the RU campus! Amy’s going to talk about Deep POV and how it keeps your reader turning the pages.  Great to have you with us, Amy!  When I was […]

Power-up World Building through Point of View with Anna Steffl

I’m happy to welcome Anna Steffl to the RU campus. Anna shares her tips on enhancing setting, description, and character development through POV. One randomly chosen commenter will receive an e-book copy of Anna’s Solace […]

Author Jules Bennett Presents Mind Games: Deep Point of View

Since I first met JULES BENNETT at a Cincinnati book signing several years ago, I have grown increasingly impressed with her ability to balance writing and family. She is a talented and prolific author, patient […]

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