Novel Writing…Choosing a Point of View!


Gold Award PhotoHow am I going to tell my story? Which Point of View?
Choices? Choices? Choices? When I sit in front of my computer and start to pound the letters on the keyboard, I must decide on the point of view to tell the story! I swallow hard and try to figure out a “voice” in which to write my novel…so many choices!
What is the definition of point of view?
Point of view is the way the author allows you to “see” and “hear” what’s going on in the novel. Skillful authors can fix their readers’ attention on exactly the detail, opinion or emotion the author wants to emphasize by manipulating the point of view of the story. Literature provides a lens through which readers look at the world.
***Point of view pertains to who tells the story and how it is told. Point of View comes in three varieties:…

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