Who is on the plum tree?
Oh I just love this post. I have always written from the third person, and for this reason, because I just can’t help experimenting, I am now writing in the first person. It is such a different experience. What you can’t say or know about someone else is a really interesting challenge and definitely takes a story along a completely unexpected route when so much must be inferred. Brava Shawn…another great post!
Point of View
Part I: First Person Narrative – Into the “I” of the Storm
There is nothing insignificant in the world. It all depends on the point of view.
Caveat lector: It’s 90 degrees here with nary a breath of wind and that has a tendency to turn even this Dragon’s mind to mush. So if I meander more than usual, bear with me. In an effort to mitigate such rambling, I thought I’d proceed logically (for a change) from last week’s discussion of tense to a brief exploration of point of view.
What, more choices? Yes, sorry about that. Can’t be avoided, I’m afraid. Writing is all about choices.
At least with point of view the menu is limited: First or third person, objective, limited omniscient, or all-out-dice-with-the-universe omniscient. Second-person POV, though rather common in poetry and song lyrics, is almost never used in fiction. (Personally, I think it…
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