I just watched Reedsy’s latest craft video on their YouTube channel. I found it very informative and really relevant to Daniel’s upcoming Style and Voice summit. If you have 15 min to spare, I recommend giving it a watch.
It talks about something she calls psychic distance which is essentially just how much distance there is, in the way a sentence is worded, between the narrator and the character; especially in regards to point of view. I think it relates to the upcoming summit because I believe one of the aspects of ‘voice’ is exactly this distance the author chooses between narrator and character. Writing that hops around between various distances, especially going distant after being close, is very jarring and confusing.
Here is the link: