I originally planned on tackling our last two categories External and Action Filters in this article, but it was so massive I needed to split them up. So let's build a little more understanding with Action Filters, and next time we'll wrap up the series with External Influences.
Characters have thoughts and make decisions like anyone, but do we need to narrate that? If you do your job right, you shouldn't have to, and axing filters is the best way to keep the reader engaged.
New blog post on filtering is up, Dawn of Corruption is still undergoing a final edit, and I'll be attending the San Francisco Writers Conference. Come join me!