Good Monday morning. Was the Easter Bunny good to you? He/she better have been or we'll hold an election and get a new Easter Bunny for 2015.
The topic for today, boys and girls, is filtering, a big no-no in deep POV. Filter's are words at the beginning of the sentence that describe the character's thoughts in narrative fashion. These bad boys are guilty of diluting the reading experience. Raise your hands if you use filters. I admit I'm guilty.
With Filter: I thought it was supposed to rain.
With Filter:I felt it was the right thing to do.
Without Filter: It was the right thing to do.
With Filter: I heard the phone ring.
Without Filter: The phone rang.
With Filter: I saw the guard at the gate.
Without Filter: The guard stood at the gate.
I'm currently on a de-filtering (This word came from the Cox Dictionary by the way) project. Some of the filters are easy-smeasy to remove. Others not so much. What about you? Have you ran across any filtering problems you'd care to share?