Writing Tip: Filter words keep readers at a distance

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 12:22 PM | Linda Austin (Administrator)

What is a filter word? SLPA member and editor Carolina VonKampen recently posted about an article by Louise Harnby of The Editing Blog who explains:  Filter words are verbs that increase the narrative distance, reminding us that what we’re reading is being told by someone rather than experienced, or shown, through the eyes of the character.

"Filter Words in Fiction Writing" is advice that also works for memoir writers.


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