Why do people get so involved in a certain story? GADF—Give A Damn Factor. They make readers give a damn. I think Deep POV is one reason that readers get invested.
If a writer can make a reader care, then they create that GADF. Many times this is directly related to Point of View. The deeper you can get into a character’s head, the more you feel their pain, joy, fear, angst, etc.
We all have an idea of what Deep Point of View is. Sure, there may be a few disagreements on the use of italics, character names versus pronouns, and such, but I think everyone understands what the ends are, even if they don’t agree on the means.
But what about when an author has VOICE? When you recognize an author’s VOICE—their individual writing style—does this take a reader out of the story a bit?
But are Voice and Deep POV in direct competition? Do they have cross purposes? Does having one in a manuscript mean losing the other?
Can a writer’s particular voice so affect a story or dialogue as to make the POV less deep?
Does anyone else see the quandary? Is there a quandary?