The Power Of Point Of View: Make Your Story Come to Life
Point of view isn't just an element of storytellingwhen chosen carefully and employed consistently in a work of fiction, it is the foundation of a captivating story.
It's the character voice you can hear as clearly as your own. It's the unique worldview that intrigues readerspersuading them to empathize with your characters and invest in their t...more
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I'd read and thought about this book for several months, pretty much thinking it was "4 stars" for not having enough examples to get it's ideas about pov across well enough for me to consciously apply them.
Then very recently, pondering over a rare negative but constructive review of one of my fiction pieces, I think I finally got it.
One of the complaints was about some of the language (esp expressive thoughts and perceptions) being o ...more
Someone enters my study with his jolly stride and rosy cheeks, his summer curls bouncing around a friendly face. He asks if he could have a look at THE book.
I look at him and leave my work on the side. I’m knitting a sweater. Without taking my eyes off him I stand up. Slowly. I stand now stone-hearted, my hands are on the sides, ready. The small trembles of my fingers are the only movement of my body. I hold my breath.
Suddenly, with the speed of a crazy co ...more
Rasley, Alicia. (2008). The Power of Point of View. Cincinnati, OH: Writer’s Digest Books.
When people hear or read a story, they want to know two things: What happens? And they want to know, Who is telling the story? That second question concerns point of view. If somebody is telling you a tale, whether around a campfire or over a cup of tea, it is important to know who this stoyteller is, what their attitudes are, and how they came to know of the events reported. In a ...more
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It's the character voice you can hear as clearly as your own. It's the unique worldview that intrigues readerspersuading them to empathize with your characters and invest in their t...more ...more