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Tips for writing action and description from a character’s point of view. For a close narrative distance, show story events and descriptions through the character’s perspective.
An exploration of the omniscient POV. This is part three in a series on point of view.
Second of three articles on point of view. This is an examination of first, second, and third points of view in fiction.
Deep POV has become the most common point of view for current fiction, but some writers are unfamiliar with it. Read about deep POV and learn tips on how to use it for your stories.
Head-hopping—changing viewpoint characters or the point of view without warning or in mid-paragraph—can pull readers right out of your fictional world. Discover why head-hopping is a no-no.
The wrong viewpoint character could send your story in the wrong direction; the right viewpoint character could make your story. Learn what you should consider in choosing viewpoint characters.
Good scene transitions are vital for making your novel move forward without dragging and to keep you, the author, from giving too much importance to every moment in your characters’ lives.