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Writing Thought: POV
November 23rd, 2014 by Coral

Today’s writing thought is on the point of view of your story. It’s a serious aspect to consider for your writing. Different POV’s can be beneficial or detrimental to your story. Third person is more common, and in some ways easier. That way it’s more like you are narrating the story, where sometimes getting the character to tell their own story is hard. First person POV can be good when there are things the character doesn’t know that shouldn’t be revealed, while third person can be helpful for the same reason, if they do know something the reader shouldn’t.

When choosing a point of view, remember that in first person it is harder for the main character to have secrets from the reader. (Not impossible, just more complicated to manage.) ┬áBoth POV’s have pros and cons.

I typically prefer third person, though first person has proved useful at times.

That’s all for today, sorry for the shortness, I’m just busy. I’ll get some more stories and stuff up soon.


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