Who is on the plum tree?
OOOOh! I just love these posts from Shawn MacKenzie ~ the plum Tree Books editor! I always sit back and take a break so as to savour them. Just brilliant. And I love her wit and humour-laced flights of rhetoric!
Point of View – Part II:
Third Person Narrative – Indulging Your God Complex
“…you’ve lost perspective? Well, get it back ―
God alone has the third person point of view in this life …”
― John Geddes, A Familiar Rain
Cool nights and rainy days. Time to give thanks to the New England weather gods, and continue our discussion of literary point of view with a clearer mind and an eye to third-person narratives. Simply put, where first person is inside the story, third person is out. It is the realm of ‘he’ and ‘she’, where the use of ‘I’ is limited to dialogue. The author is the storyteller in the old sense of bards and Once-upon-a-time, painting pictures, populating landscapes, mapping quests, choreographing battles and love scenes, but always from the wings or the orchestra pit, never setting foot on stage.
The main decision one has to make…
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