Viewpoint

A Magic Trick For Writing

Guest Post The concept of point of view (POV) is a central magic of fiction writing. An editing client has just let me know he has problems with it, so I suggested he use guided imagery to help. Guided imagery is a little story you…
My Top 3 Favourite Blogs On Viewpoint

My Top 3 Favourite Blogs On Viewpoint

A few years ago, I created a miniseries that attempts to simplify viewpoint. It’s the one thing most writers struggle with – but it really doesn’t have to be difficult. Viewpoint, quite simply, is about time and distance. How long ago did the events in…
4 Types Of Viewpoint To Consider In Short Stories

4 Types Of Viewpoint To Consider In Short Stories

Writers Write is your one-stop writing resource. In this post, we discuss four types of viewpoint you could experiment with in your short stories. For our previous prompt, a few writers added ‘second person’ as an extra challenge. It was amazing to see how much my…
The 7 Critical Elements Of A Great Book

The 7 Critical Elements Of A Great Book

Writers Write is your one-stop writing resource. In this post, I will explain the seven critical elements of a great book. What are the elements of a great book? I used to do manuscript appraisals when I taught creative writing. I would never have been…

Write Your Novel In A Year – Week 5: What Will Happen Next?

Welcome to week 5 of Anthony Ehlers's series that aims to help you write a novel in a year. Read last week's post here. Goal setting Expanding the beginning, middle, and end of your synopsis. Develop a theme for your novel. Experimenting with viewpoint or viewpoints for your…

The Pros And Cons Of Writing In Third Person

I have discussed first and second person during the last two weeks, this week I want to talk about third person. Remember, the viewpoint you use will either bring your readers closer or take them further away from your story. First and second, for example,…
The Pros And Cons Of Writing In Second Person

The Pros And Cons Of Writing In Second Person

A week ago I discussed writing in first person. As I said, the rules are there to be manipulated and this week I’d like to discuss second person. There is a trend towards using second person in parts of a story, but only you will…
The Pros And Cons Of Writing In First Person

The Pros And Cons Of Writing In First Person

Last week I wrote about the different viewpoints, this week I want to discuss first person in more detail. The more I study viewpoint the more apparent it becomes that there is no right or wrong. But there are pros and cons and whether or…
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