POV is one of the main reasons readers and agents stop reading: you want it to be consistent and engaging. Strengthen your understanding of how to use point of view to your advantage and tighten your story’s narrative. Learn from established writers as well as award-winning author, Britta Jensen. Get feedback on up to 1000 words of your manuscript through the lens of point-of-view (POV) when you sign up for this extra service as an accompaniment to the course.
This course will cover the following topics:
- What is point-of-view (POV) and how the different types of POV operate in fiction
- How to use POV to your advantage, particularly if you have multiple narrators or points of view
- Learn about common mistakes writers make with POV and how to avoid them
- Dive deep in exploring your narrator’s inner and outer world and how to show narrative layers or “psychic distance”
- Analyze how other authors use POV in a variety of genres
- How to self-edit POV and work with editors on your developing POV
- How editors & agents approach POV
Who should take this course?
- Writers of fiction who are looking to strengthen their understanding of POV
- Individuals wanting to take their narrative skills to the next level and engage their future readership by crafting characters that are believable and whose narrative is compelling
- Fiction authors desiring feedback on their story’s POV and looking for critical but helpful feedback to help them to continue to holistically revise their work (Only if you choose to add this service onto the course.)
- Previous experience is not required. You can be at the beginning stage of your writing process or very experienced. This workshop is designed for all levels.
What does the course include?
- Explorations you can use in your writing again.
- Access to all the videos, audio, slides (in pdf) and any downloadable materials such as handouts or course readings for an entire calendar year from the date you sign up.
- Feedback on up to 1,000 words of writing (For participants who book in this extra service.)
How do I know if the course is worth the cost?
Ultimately you decide if this form of investment in your writing is best for your budget, writing goals, and work. We hope that you will find value in Britta’s instruction.
Please note that refunds are not given, except in the case of class cancellation (refunds will be minus the card fees, which are not refundable, approximately 10% of the course fee.)
Testimonials from Authors
“It’s been a pleasure working with Britta. She brings a rare blend of analytical and creative perspectives to my work!”-Kara Stockinger, author of Balter’s Den
“I am inspired and supported by Britta’s kindness and enthusiasm.”-A.D. Perry, author
“Britta was awesome and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for an editor. She did a great job on not just the edit itself, but book-ending the work with extra effort. Before I hired her, she was already putting in extra steps to understand what I needed and where my manuscript was at. After the edit, she gave me a very detailed summary, letter, and follow-up meeting to go over it. I would not hesitate to work with her again.”-Kyle Cooper, author of Annals of Arlion
“Britta left amazing and insightful comments throughout my manuscript. The video and cover letter walked me through the major issues and helped me develop an action plan to start making big improvements in my work. Being able to leverage her experience in our follow-up conversation was invaluable, thank you!”-Jonathan Munz, author of Imperial Colours
“Britta is an absolute pleasure to work with. I had taken my project as far as I could on my own, and I knew I needed a developmental edit to help shape and structure the story I want to tell. I knew I had found a match with Britta after interviewing a LOT of editors. Her communication is professional, her responses timely, and she has a great personality. The feedback she’s given me through an editorial letter, in-line comments, and online discussions has been invaluable in improving my manuscript and getting it ready for my next steps toward publication. She has the perfect mix between honesty and encouragement and is an excellent communicator. I look forward to continuing to work with Britta in the future, and I can’t recommend her enough. If you’re still reading this review, go ahead and send her a message already! -Donovan Bergin, author of In Her Image
“Having been through Britta’s highly detailed and astute comments on my manuscript I have no doubt that I have the guidance I need to vastly improve my work in progress. Her cover letter and video has allowed me to conceptualize the book into topics, making my revisions manageable. I look forward to working with her as I finish up the editing.”-Geoffrey Wells, author of Never Less
Britta Jensen has spent eighteen years in literacy education and the publishing world. She is the award-winning novelist of the Eloia Born series and Ghosts of Yokosuka. She has also received numerous awards, including the General Sharp Award, for her teaching of creative writing and literature. Many of her stories explore themes of persevering through disability, parental separation and the intersection of various cultures in new worlds. She holds a BA in Acting Performance from Fordham University and an MA in Teaching of English Literature from Columbia University. Friends often refer to her as a polyglot—which is a product of living twenty-two years overseas in Japan, South Korea, and Germany before settling in Austin, Texas. She enjoys mentoring writers and editing books with The Writing Consultancy and Yellowbird Editors and teaches first-year writing at St. Edward’s University. (Photo credit: Peter Domican)