Thanks to Karen Dowdall at Pen and Paper for this excellent discussion of point-of-view in writing.
I believe that in order to tell a story well, it depends most specifically on a point of view. What Point-of-View do you think meets your style of writing most often or does it all depend on the story you are writing? Today’s post includes excerpts from What’s the Story? Building Blocks for Fiction Writing, by Melissa Donovan, chapter six: “Narrative Point of View.”
(The terms story and narrative can be used interchangeably, meaning a sequence of events, real or fictional, that are conveyed through any medium ranging from prose to film. However, when we talk about narrative, we’re often referring to the structural nature or presentation of a story, the manner in which it’s told.)
Point of View in Storytelling
The narrator of a story is the in-world storyteller, the voice that imparts the story events to the audience. Narrative point of view, often called POV…
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