Point of View #writingtips #amwriting

Alison Williams Writing

It’s so important to get point of view correct – and very easy to get it wrong.

Writing in first person presents action through the eyes of the narrator. While this can open up effective means of further immersing your readers, it also presents the challenge of remembering what your narrator should and shouldn’t, could or couldn’t, know. 

Unless they have reason otherwise, either within the context of the narrative – they have been informed, have heard about something, were there – or because of their structuralomniscience, something you can choose to implement, your narrator should only narrate scenes in which they’re present, and shouldn’t express the thoughts and feelings of other characters.

Third person writing is the most commonly used point of view and can be either e a singular viewpoint (third person limited) or can be written in multiple viewpoints (third person omniscient).With the former, the…

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