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Elizabeth Spaur

1.Whose story is this? (Who are readers supposed to care about?)

I am writing a romance, with dual POV of the hero and heroine.

2.Is there more than one character whose story this is? Do they need their POV to be featured just as heavily as the other(s)?

Yes it’s dual POV for hero and heroine.

If we limit the book through only a few POVs, what, if anything, will readers not learn that is essential to the story?

Since this is a romance. Then all the essential information for the readers can come through the dual POV.

Do they need to learn this information before (or in a different way than) the character does?


What genre is your book? Who is the main audience?

It’s a contemporary romance. Romance readers who like a little snark with their romance.

Is Deep POV a common method of writing in your genre/audience?

Yes.  Many romances have at least some deep POV

What are the benefits of having such a limited perspective for your story?

Since the core of the story is the growing feelings between the main characters, deep POV allows the readers to really get inside the heads and hearts of the characters as they fall in love

What are the cons?

I’m not sure.

Is your narrator (POV character) reliable or unreliable?

One is more reliable than the other, but they both have blinders on when it comes to their won wounds.

How would Deep POV enhance your story?

It would let the readers take the ride of falling in love with the characters.

How would Deep POV limit your story?

I’m not sure.

Bonus Q: What does your gut say about using Deep POV in this book?

I should use it, especially in the really gut wrenching moments.

Romance With a Side of Snark


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