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Old 07-28-2018, 09:29 PM
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This is from The Colored Lens. Is "filtering" a literary jargon term? I can only guess it means the narrator inserted too much of himself into a character's perspective, but I don't see that in this story. Has anybody ever heard of "filtering" in regards to literature?


Thank you for considering us, but we're going to pass on this one. The plot is well-developed for the length of the story, but the point of view shifts didn't work for me, and it felt like there was a bit too much filtering. I wish you well in placing this piece elsewhere.

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Old 07-28-2018, 09:34 PM
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Filtering” is when you place a character between the detail you want to present and the reader. The term was started by Janet Burroway in her book On Writing.
In terms of examples, Let the Words Flow says to watch out for:

to see
to hear
to think
to touch
to wonder
to realize
to watch
to look
to seem
to feel (or feel like)
can
to decide
to sound (or sound like)
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Old 07-30-2018, 11:29 AM
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Why, thank you, I was sure it meant something specific. I tried Googling 'filtering' and wound up ogling tall, lissome women in diaphanous apparel for several hours. Oh, it was fun, but I should have come to you first.
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All i heard was "I like big butts and I cannot lie"
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