Through the Immaculate Heart, I'm writing a novel which is going to be very concentrated on the characters. My problem is that I want to show what the characters are thinking and feeling without using tags such as 'he felt', 'he felt as if', 'he thought', 'he was thinking', etc... The Harry Potter books always use the tags above as they are third person limited penetration (which means that while we do see inside the character's head we don't see what is happening from his point of view. To see things from his point of view doesn't mean that you HAVE to write passages like this in first person of course) I need help! Thanks for the help that anyone may give me. I found this other budding author on yahoo answers and he just interested me with his writing style. http://answers.yahoo.com/question/i...FnirWZTty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20110404161143AApkhPK I feel that it isn't very good because he is always saying what Theophilus felt like doing or what was happening to him (for example, he felt that he wanted a devil to pop out of the floor and smash his head with a rock) yet we almost never see what he eally is thinking on the inside. We see what his body is thinking but not what his mind is. We only know that he is sad because he's crying and making angry gestures. I think it is too melodramatic.