Point of view is important, in writing as in life. This week the authors and I talk about which points of view we prefer to write in and why. Can you see it from our point of view? ^_~
I’m eating bacon.
You’re eating bacon.
He’s eating bacon.
I ate bacon.
You ate bacon.
He ate bacon.
Point of view is a choice every author must make before writing a story. Which is best for the story? Which is best for the author? Some authors feel more comfortable using one point of view over the others. First, second, and third person point of view exist in books, though second person is not common. Present and past tense are both common, though past is more traditional. And then there’s the level of omniscience. We have objective, with no knowledge of a character’s thoughts. We have subjective, with knowledge of one person’s thoughts in each scene, and can switch characters. This is also like limited omniscient. And then there’s omniscient where you know everyone’s thoughts at all times.
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