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 4 – 4 Questions Before Choosing 3rd Person Limited

Third-person point of view (POV) is the most common POV used in contemporary fiction. Writers use the pronouns “he,” “she,” “it,” and “they” and refer their characters by their name. For example, a first-person statement might read: “I sat down and put my head in my hands. What am I going to do? Stay? Leave?”…

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