Love this! Great reminder, and good explanations of each POV. Reminds me that when one is a bestselling, multi-genre author, breaking the “rules” on a regular basis bugs those of us who are trying to work within them (yes, N.R.) 😉
Today, I’m going a little techie for all the writers out there. This is another one of my “learn by failure” posts.
When we write, we strive for stories that will grip our readers. We want an emotional investment, and the best way to do that is to immerse our readers inside our character’s head, heart, and skin, the deeper the better. The reader sees, hears, smells, and experiences what the character does, up close and personal.
When I started writing, I was a point-of-view “head-hopper.” I wanted to share every character’s thoughts and feelings in every scene. My writer’s group rolled their eyes and eventually critiqued it out of me. I learned the hard way – by rewriting my entire book!
Head-hopping is a common glitch in early writing as authors learn the ropes. It’s often confused with a Third Person Omniscient Point of View. So, what’s the difference?
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