Point of View

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Point of View sounds simple enough, but it is an important topic that covers a broad range of ideas. Point of view may include objective, limited, or omniscient; first-, second-, or third-person. It must also remain consistent to the POV character (which is a lot harder than it sounds). And to top it all off, a piece of writing may include a single character's point of view or several.

And whatever you do, make sure you get it right.
Or else.

Read our advice below to help you prevent your story from falling apart...or at least not because of your Point of View.


Which POV is Best for Your Story?
Heidi Thornock
Are you unsure which POV options to choose for your story? Read my blog for some of the basic effects - and inherent problems - created by each POV option. I explore first-, second-, and third-person, as well as objective, limited, and omniscient points of view. Read tips on how to decide which POV will work best for the type of story you want to tell.

Which Point of View is Right For Me?
Heidi Wilde
One of the first things you need to decide when starting a writing project is what Point of View (POV) you are going to use to tell your story. There are reasons for choosing each one and there are benefits and drawbacks to each as well.

Point of View in Writing
Doree Anderson
If you don't know what it means by first-, second-, or third-person, read on for fundamental definitions and practical examples.

Using Voice to Enhance Point of View
Tom Abbott
Ever read a story where the man character had a strong personality, and you felt like you knew him personally by the time you finished the book?  Let's talk about voice, and how you can use it to enhance your story's point of view.