A week ago, I stumbled onto a YouTube video discussing filter words. Never hearing this term before, I watched, listened and learned…and discovered I was guilty of using filter words.
What are Filter Words
Although I’m relatively new to the idea, my understanding is: words that create distance between the reader and the detail the character is seeing, hearing, tasting or feeling.
In other words, we are not using one of our senses to digest the story, rather instead, we are being told through one of the character’s senses.