First, second, third, phooey (#MFRWAuthor)

Published August 10, 2018 by francesothomas

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This week, we writers are to discuss what we call POV, point of view. So far, I have only written in third. But I really like to read first. If I don’t think of more to add, this will be a very short post, won’t it?

Truthfully, I still struggle with this concept. I know there are two kinds of third, omniscient and limited. I think what I’m using is omniscient. “God-like” I can see into all  the characters’ minds.

At least I know “head-hopping” is taboo. We authors aren’t supposed to jump will nilly from one character’s thoughts to another. Most romance novels seem to alternate from heroine to her’s POV, but only in separate chapters.

And you thought this writing stuff was easy. Clearly, I need more work on my craft.

Let’s hope my fellow authors have more coherent answers. Find out here.

 

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One comment on “First, second, third, phooey (#MFRWAuthor)

  • After three novels in third person, I finally settled on first, which now feels right. I think I was more comfortable with third person in the beginning because I wanted to distance my own personality from the main character. Now I kind of slip into that character and feel comfortable using “I.” I wonder if other authors have the same experience. Thanks for your post.

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