Sunday, April 07, 2013

Psychic Distance - the comic version

The mega-talented Jody-Klaire took part in one of the 6 week online self-edit courses I run with Emma Darwin. In common with most of the people who take this course. J-K was blown away by John Gardner's concept of Psychic Distance, which he explores in his book, The Art of Fiction. In fact, this exploration of how close - or distant - you can get from your characters' voices and internal landscapes is so powerful, we devote a whole week of the course to it.

Now J-K has created a comic version of Emma and me explaining the concept and she's given me permission to reproduce it here. If you want to learn more about Psychic Distance, check out Emma's blog post here. Or join the next course!