Sheryl asked Jeff VanderMeer:

Regarding POV in Wonderbook: What is the best way to solidify an omniscient objective POV in the mind of the reader as they enter a story – without making the narrator a defined presence or character in his own right? I find that readers sometimes latch on to the first character to speak or act and respond as though the story was written in third person limited. Thus, POV shifts read as inappropriate head hopping.

Jeff VanderMeer I think perhaps taking a step back and having a description that isn't starting with a character but perhaps with a place, and then zero in on character POVs.

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