Do your first lines make these essentials clear?
I thought I knew the way. But heading from the unfamiliar location, I took a wrong turn. What I saw didn’t align with what I’d assumed. My only recourse was to go back, check things more carefully, and start afresh.
I’ve experienced that not only … Continue reading
Keep readers firmly inside your character’s head.
The novel’s opening chapter reminded me of the car commercial that promotes its lane-departure warning system. If the car drifts across the center line, it sounds a loud alert.
This prospective author could have used something similar for his novel’s point of view. Unknowingly, he kept … Continue reading
Some helps for mastering this fiction skill.
by Andy Scheer
A new writer said she had trouble grasping the principles of point of view (POV).
“Just think of it,” I said, “as equaling which person’s senses through which you are experiencing a scene.” Continue reading