point of view

S35E1 – The Problem with Head-Hopping

Even if your readers don’t know what head-hopping is, by removing it from your novel you’ll give them a more immersive, suspenseful and authentic journey through the world you’ve built. Plus, you’ll ensure they’re reading your story, not trying to work out who’s telling it. – Louise Harnby

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S22E3 – Fog and Flame: First-Person Omniscient

The voice of the narrator who knows the whole story cannot be dismissed as old-fashioned or uncool. It’s not only the oldest and the most widely used storytelling voice, it’s also the most versatile, flexible, and complex of the points of view. – Ursula K. LeGuin

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S21E8 – Point of View: Single or Multiple?

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one. – George RR Martin

Find out what your hero or heroine wants, and when he or she wakes up in the morning, just follow him or her all day. – Ray Bradbury

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S21E6 – Point of View: Third- or First-Person?

I often will write a scene from three different points of view to find out which has the most tension and which way I’m able to conceal the information I’m trying to conceal. And that is, at the end of the day, what writing suspense is all about. – Dan Brown

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Finding Perspective

It’s important for writers to remember that their audience experiences the story from the narrator’s perspective. Failing to maintain a consistent perspective is a literary form of whiplash, leaving readers confused and questioning.

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S6E5 – Character Voice and Point of View

I don’t know where people got the idea that characters in books are supposed to be likable. Books are not in the business of creating merely likeable characters with whom you can have some simple identification with. Books are in the business of creating great stories that make you’re brain go ahhbdgbdmerhbergurhbudgerbudbaaarr. – John Green

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