Who Should Tell Your Story? Three Questions to Figure it Out

This past week, I’ve had several conversations with teen writers about their current stories in progress. They all went something like this: Me: “Who’s your POV character? Who’s telling the story?” Teen: “Well, the main character. Who else would it be?” Me: “Okay, but how would the main character know that X was happening? Or,…

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POV part 6 – When Should you use 3rd Person Omniscient POV?

The omniscient narrator or POV is often referred to as a “God-like” narrator, one that narrates the thoughts and feelings of any given character at any given time. It is often compared to a camera lens that looks down on a scene happening. The narrator is never in the scene but instead watches and narrates…

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POV Part 2 – Choosing your POV Exercise

Before starting to write any piece, it’s important to consider the point of view, or POV, you will use. Will you write from first-person? Completely inside one characters head? Or maybe you want to focus on more than one character, in which case you might choose a third person POV. Before you decide, try this…

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