My views on Points of View

Point of View

Point of View

There are many points of view that we, as writers, can use to craft our stories:  third person (close or omniscient), first person, and second person.  I think it may have to do with how we view ourselves, and the world around us.

We have our internal viewpoint, where we are inside ourselves looking out at the world.  This is our subjective point of view, where emotions and thoughts are internal – sometimes expressed and sometimes kept hidden.  This is the… Continue reading

I Do, You Do, or She Does?

What to do with Point of View? Every story has a Point of View (POV), so that the reader knows who is telling the story, protagonist or narrator, and how they’re telling it.

Sounds like an easy decision, but it’s not. How do you know which POV works best for your story?

readingI struggled for a while with that decision. Once I figured out the difference between POVs, I tried to decide which would be the easiest to write. Then I worried about which POV the reader would prefer… Continue reading