Category: Point of View

  • Limited vs. Omniscient: How to Choose Your Point of View image of tag icon

    Writers spend a lot of time worrying about point of view, unless they don’t, in which case they are destined to be rejected by literary agents and editors everywhere. Point of view is critical to a book’s success. It’s also one of the most common things new writers trip over, right up there with “show, […]

    February 3, 2021

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  • How to Write Second Person POV image of tag icon

    So you want to learn how to write in second person point of view? You’ve come to the right place. What is 2nd person point of view? Second person point of view is when the writer uses “you” as the main character in a narrative. Example using the first line of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man: 1st person: […]

    October 11, 2016

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  • Writing in First Person: 4 Tricks and 6 Pitfalls image of tag icon

    It’s not as easy as you’d think to write in first person. Although it seems natural to speak in the voice of a single character, since you’ve practiced all your life, there are some tricks to learn and pitfalls to avoid. For instance, there isn’t only one kind of first person writing. There are actually four […]

    June 14, 2016

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