Tips On Conveying Inner Thoughts In Fiction Writing — Head to Head, Heart to Heart

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When I was learning the craft of fiction writing, being able to write inner thoughts was very important to me, as I wanted my stories to be character driven. During my studies I was introduced, and was taught to recognise, stream of consciousness, which is the continuous flow of sense perceptions, thoughts, feelings and memories, and the blending of mental processes, often presented in a disjointed form, and frequently compared to an interior monologue. And let’s face it, we all have one of these going on, so within fiction writing I feel it’s vital that the reader should have access to the inner lives of our primary protagonist characters through their thinking and feeling. When we are writing from their point of view, we can show this interior monologue going on, whether it’s simply a single thought, or a stream of thoughts firing off in many directions. The term…

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