An excellent, thorough discussion of how to use P.O.V. from Kristen Lamb. I would add that multiple first-person POV allows you to get around some of the limitations of a single First Person POV (which really handicapped “Twilight”, in my opinion). Catch is, you should limit the number of First Person POV’s, to avoid reader confusion. And even four POV’s (as I used) may still not cover every last event in your storyline.
Monday, we talked about the Three Acts of a Writer’s Journey. The first hint we might be tipping into The Apprentice Phase is we hear the word P.O.V. and panic. What is THAT? Prisoners of Vietnam? Pets of Vegans? Pals of Viagra?
We ALL know writing a novel is FAR from easy. We just make it look that way 😉 .
Today, I’m putting on my editor’s hat. Many of you decided to become writers because you love to write. Duh. I’ll even bet most of you, back when you were in school, also made very good grades in English. Thus, you might assume that you naturally know how to write a novel that is fit for successful publication.
Maybe you do. But, if you are anything like me when I started out? You might not know as much as you think you do.
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