Fiction Writing Made Easy

#94: How to Reveal Your Character’s Inner Life on the Page

June 08, 2023 Savannah Gilbo Episode 94
#94: How to Reveal Your Character’s Inner Life on the Page
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Fiction Writing Made Easy
#94: How to Reveal Your Character’s Inner Life on the Page
Jun 08, 2023 Episode 94
Savannah Gilbo

In today’s episode, we’re going to talk about writing interiority—aka how to reveal your character’s inner life on the page. Here’s a preview of what’s included: 

[03:20] What is interiority? Interiority is on-the-page access to a protagonist’s psyche as they process information in an interesting way.

[06:15] What is the primary purpose of interiority? Interiority helps readers connect with your characters by exposing their inner life (plus so much more!).

[08:20] An example of what interiority looks like from a real-life published novel (and two questions to help you determine if a passage is interiority or not).

[11:00] 10 questions to help you ground yourself in your point of view character’s perspective (and write better interiority in your scenes)

[14:20] Final thoughts and episode recap 


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Links mentioned in this episode:

FREE RESOURCE: Need help getting started with your story? This workbook will help you flesh out the foundational elements of your story so you can start writing with confidence and ease. Get your free copy here →

👋 Interested in becoming a book coach? Click here to learn more about Author Accelerator's Book Coach Certification Program!

👉 Looking for a transcript? If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, scroll down below the episode player until you see the transcript.

Show Notes

In today’s episode, we’re going to talk about writing interiority—aka how to reveal your character’s inner life on the page. Here’s a preview of what’s included: 

[03:20] What is interiority? Interiority is on-the-page access to a protagonist’s psyche as they process information in an interesting way.

[06:15] What is the primary purpose of interiority? Interiority helps readers connect with your characters by exposing their inner life (plus so much more!).

[08:20] An example of what interiority looks like from a real-life published novel (and two questions to help you determine if a passage is interiority or not).

[11:00] 10 questions to help you ground yourself in your point of view character’s perspective (and write better interiority in your scenes)

[14:20] Final thoughts and episode recap 


Rate + Review + Follow on Apple Podcasts

"I love the Fiction Writing Made Easy podcast!" ← If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing this show! Your rating and review will help other writers find this podcast, and they're also super fun for me to go in and read. Just click here, scroll all the way to the bottom, tap five stars to rate the show, and then select "Write a Review." Be sure to let me know what your favorite part of the episode was, too! 

Also, if you haven't done so already, make sure you're following the podcast! I'll be adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the feed, and if you're not following the show, there's a good chance you'll miss them. Click here to follow now!

Links mentioned in this episode:

FREE RESOURCE: Need help getting started with your story? This workbook will help you flesh out the foundational elements of your story so you can start writing with confidence and ease. Get your free copy here →

👋 Interested in becoming a book coach? Click here to learn more about Author Accelerator's Book Coach Certification Program!

👉 Looking for a transcript? If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, scroll down below the episode player until you see the transcript.