CHAPTER6

Influential Point of View

In This Chapter

  • Telling a story from first person point of view (POV)
  • Employing second person storytelling
  • Writing in the third person
  • Achieving remoteness with POV

The discussion of point of view is one of the touchiest craft debates among creative writers and their editors. Yet choosing your point or points of view is one of the most important things you’ll do as you plan your narrative. And to do it well, you must be aware of the intricacies of viewpoint and consider how it will impact your overall piece.

Artists generally don’t like rules, and so writers usually balk when advised not to write in first ...

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