Want a Tighter Point of View? Ditch the Filter Words in Your Novel – By Janice Hardy…
on Fiction University:
If you’re using filter words in your writing, you might be inadvertently shoving readers out of your story.
No matter who your narrator is—a tight first person or an omniscient third—readers see the novel through their eyes. Sometimes this filter is invisible and readers don’t notice any narrative distance between them and the point of view character. Other times, the filters are obvious and readers feel the wall between them and the characters. One narrative style looks through the eyes of the point of view character, the other looks at the point of view character.