by Lori Freeland
Pitch out Visuals? Pass on Variety? Personalization of Villains? People of Value? Just what is POV, and why do you care?
Point of View (POV) refers to the character telling the story in a particular scene or chapter of your book. And only one character should tell the story at a time.
Why? Having a clear picture of what’s happening keeps us from being confused—not only in a novel but in real life too.
Imagine that you and a few friends witness a car accident. The responding police officer asks what happened, and everyone describes the incident at once. There are a few reasons he’ll likely listen less than thirty seconds before he stops the chatter.
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