Beware of the Great Oz Effect

Writers are great source of Inspiration for each of your Stories.

You know everything.

You see everything in Your Head Video of every Scene.

Sometimes it is not noticed that the Reader is not also knows everything and sees everything. Or you think that You have shared enough, so that the Reader understands. But too often this is not the matter. And if the Reader does not understand, he plunges further into Their fictional World of one.

Aack! You lost her.

I call it the Great Oz Effect.

Three things, which are always in the Eröffnungsseiten must be included.

1. Recruitment – Where is your new Character?

2. Age or implied, by Age group For Your POV-Character and maybe also for another Character.

3. body Descriptions of the Character, Each Time a new Character is introduced.

The fourth and fifth points apply for each Page of Your Book.

4. The Reactions of your POV-Character on everything.

5. Specific Points, for Their History, by the Great Oz Veiled Effect can be.

I’m going to dig deeper into each of these Points, and more immersion.

1. Recruitment – Where is your new Character?

I strongly advise you to you in the Recruitment in the first Paragraph of text. Could just be a hint. A Young Man’s Dressing Room. A Hansom-Cars. The roller coaster. The Deck of a Ship.

Whoop. The Deck of a Cruise ship? A Spaceship? The Titanic?

The Reader should know.

By Denny S. Bryce, In Front of the Sun, is out on the 17th. The month of April.

Chapter 1, First Paragraph:

No one is at my Guilt Decision. Not the Man from the Not found in my Bed. Not my unborn Baby. Not even my Sadness. Lying on my Back with a Cushion behind my Head, I grab a peek at my slightly rounded Belly. And I know it. I’m leaving Jackson.

Convincing Opening. And Denny Bryce benefited from a clear Picture.

2. The age or implicit of the same age group

For your POV-Character and maybe also for another Character.

You need to as quickly as possible, a Remark about Age, or the Reader might think that Your POV-Character significantly younger or older than him. And if the Reader realizes that he is wrong, he is not good. They are to your Story is torn.

Cathy Lawrence is an Immersionsabsolventin virtual machine.

I work with her in one-on-one Zoom editing sessions. She gave me Permission to share.

In your WIP, Nessa and the Calculation of Love, we had to, in the age range of men POV-Character of your. The Reader might think that he was old enough for the Father or Grandfather of our heroine, a Figure of being.

The Slip-in Age is on the same Page, when they met.

The PREVIOUS Paragraph:

“Whoever bought Their Passage to the South… or from what else Your Benefactor bought, I’m not going to participate in it,” the Man says, giving him Alcohol by the Breath of wind.

The FOLLOWING Paragraph:

The one who bought Their Passage to the South … or from what else Your Benefactor bought, I’m not going to participate in it.”The Man’s Words were blurred, Alcohol entered through his Breath and reminded him of the Habits and Age of his Brother James.

YELLOW — Added. We have the Brother of the female POV-Character used. It took less than a Minute to think about it and stuff.


Cassandra L Shaw skillful blood ring, Book 1, The Daughter of the Vampirkönigs

The Previous judgement:

Stirling enthusiastically bites into a pizza-slice.


Stirling bite with Enthusiasm for Teenagers in a Piece of Pizzastück.

Adding a Teenager is that easy!

3. Physics Character Descriptions

Every time a Character is introduced, the Readers of the front. Share just a few interesting Details, so that the Reader is not shaken, if his Image does not match yours. No need for a lot of things to share. But do not worry about what You share, deepen the Characterization.

Two Examples of Kimberly Belles The Marriage Lie.

First Example:

Diana has a soft, reassuring voice, every syllable is a velvety of finished Gebirgskadenz. No big deal Twang, like mine and Chets. She sounds as if she comes from Money, and also plans, in the style of Hair and that a large cream-colored, Sweaters, one-shoulder tiling. Your Boots are weak, and west inspired, chunky, Thick and tip-toed. She looks like a Million Dollars.

Quick Analysis:

1. Kimberly Belle used a Reinforced Dialogue, for this Character, to describe.

2. She has Dialoghinweise for three Characters and deepen the Characterization of all of them.

3. She chose two of the Things in the Spotlight, the oversized Sweater and the Western, inspired Boots. We don’t know the Height, Physique or Hair color of the Character. We need these Details, now, not to know anymore. after we can learn more.

Second Example:

Somewhere around the fifth or sixth Time, A Door was waving and a Woman rushed outside, in a red Tank top and Bikiniunterwäsche on the Shooting Mud. Her bare legs were frighteningly thin and her Hair wild, as if she had been in a sleeping air tunnel. She walked straight to him and hit his chest.

Wow. Have you seen, as you the Dirt is pulled? In a red tank top and Bikiniunterwäsche?

I did it.

This is more than just a description. That’s exactly what you want to do!

Study this example. Really study it. You will learn, learn. learn.

By Demonseer by Becky Rawnsley

I’m going around in circles to find out that my number one best friend came from the biology lab. Connie-Petite, flame-haired, irrepressible-Josh makes waves and slaps me on the shoulders. “Hello, you two.’

Two body descriptors and a personality are shared in an em dash/No construct And,. Works wonders.

4. Your character’s POV reactions to everything.

This point applies to every page of your book. Need subtext and more.

  • Maybe it’s a visceral response.
  • Maybe that’s what you feel.
  • Maybe you think so.
  • Perhaps you are planning to do this.

Do you see what I did there? I caught your attention, I hope.

Perhaps you do not want the character to think about what he is up to. If this happens immediately, ask them to do it.

You know the reactions of your character POV. The reader knows these reactions only when you show or say them.

BTW-One of my monthly DIG Deep webinars is dedicated to sharing your POV character’s reactions: a life-changing power: sharing the impact on the POV character.

There are tons of these types of webinars on my website.

Two more examples from Cathy Lawrence.

She knew that the male character of POV was fascinated by the woman sitting opposite him in the car, but there were no hints on the side.

We scrolled up and found two places where we could draw a few words that shared his interest.

Not found scenes

Sometimes the Big Oz effect contributes to Not found scenes. I asked my extraordinary friend/author/publisher Lori Freeland to share an example as well.

Joy of Penelope, a historical romance by Deborah Villegas.
Our heroine Penelope is desperately looking for money to save her brother and needs to find a way to get him. This chapter ends with his solution.

She would become a railway worker.

What a great hook. And something the reader is looking forward to living with Penelope. Only it didn’t happen. The next place where we will pick up our heroine, we will jump here:

So far she had come out three times, and had lured five purses, amounting to nearly a hundred pounds, from their owners. She frowned as she looked back at her first career.

We missed his first flight and had only a partial narrative. And because of this, the scene has lost its power, and the reader is disappointed. As soon as this was emphasized, Deborah returned and wrote the scene in detail, and the difference she made was incredible!

5. Specific points for your story that can be obscured by the Great Oz Effect.

There are so many of these points in every book. It could be a squillion of Not found things.

Here are some random examples.


Cathy Lawrence had this sound: Bang. Bang.

It could be someone knocking on a car door. But the reader may think that these are shots. Yikes!


Sometimes there’s a perfect word you want to use, but it’s not what most readers would know. Like the word below, I learned from Cathy Lawrence.

The judgement BEFORE:

She raised her gaze so high that it pinched her features.

The POST-judgement:

She raised her gaze enough to pinch her features, like an artist sketching an outline.

Now everyone has it. and the movement is also perfectly timed.

You would limit yourself to very few words in your book that are rarely known as limn. Or am I the rare one? Let me know in the comments if you knew the word limn.

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