What is Point of View? Two weeks ago, I discussed what point of view (POV) is, and interpreted it in two varying ways: which character is telling the story, or which personal pronoun is being used in telling the story. We talked about the first aspect, who is telling the story, why you might choose one character […]
What is Point of View? First off, let’s start with the wide open question of “what do you mean by Point of View?” As I sit here trying to post an answer to this question, I am suddenly realizing that it’s not quite so clear as I assumed. A beginning writer or reader may not […]
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I recently read a book which, although intriguing, bothered me a great deal. I believe it was one of those examples where a cardinal rule of writing fiction was broken, and, being the rule-stickler that I can sometimes (okay, always) be, I was gravely bothered the longer I read.* This particular novel disobeyed one rule […]