There are a lot of things in life where either too much or too little won’t work, and when it comes to fiction, interiority is definitely one of them.

When I talk about interiority, I’m talking about what happens inside the point-of-view (POV) character, as opposed to what happens in the external world of the story. This might take the form of internal narration (“Anna wondered what he was thinking”), direct thought (“What the hell was he thinking? Anna wondered”), free indirect discourse (“His mouth was set in a thin line. What was he thinking?”) …

Susan DeFreitas

Susan DeFreitas is an award-winning author, as well as a freelance editor and book coach specializing in socially engaged fiction.

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