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Characters and viewpoints / David Farland

Characters and viewpoints / David Farland

“One book that I frequently recommend for writers is Orson Scott Card’s Characters and ViewpointI do it for a number of reasons.  First, Scott looks at such issues as whether to write a novel in first person, second, or third; he also look at past, present, and future tense, and comes to the conclusion that it is virtually almost always best to write in third-person, past tense.  Now, that is pretty much the standard for all writers, but Scott makes some very insightful comments on why it is best, which will undoubtedly confound new writers who are tempted to write in first person present tense…”

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Everything You Need to Know About Third-Person POV

Chances are good you’re using a third-person POV (or Point of View) in your story right now. If not, then you likely used it in the past or will give it a try in the future. It’s a nearly universal writing technique and the most popular of all the POV choices. But are you using it correctly?

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Why Do Authors Use the First Person Narrative Point of View? 

“ “The Catcher in the Rye,” “The Great Gatsby” and “A Clockwork Orange” represent some well-known books famous for having distinctive first-perso”

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Scene Structure: Should Writers Begin Scenes in Omniscient POV?

For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we’re looking at excerpts from past posts on Live Write Thrive that tie in with our exploration on scene structure. I want to touch on a few insights regarding Establishing Shots and how they come into play in writing twenty-first-century fiction.

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Does the first person point of view make people care?

“ Writing in the first person point of view often feels the most natural as we use “I” in everyday life, but you need to watch out for these traps.”

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10 Tips to Writing from Multiple POVs

Aimie K. Runyan Three years ago when I sat down to begin plotting my novel, Promised to the Crown, I knew I had a huge task in front of me. I was dealing

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