P-O-What? From the Writers in the Storm Blog

by Lori Freeland

Pitch out Visuals? Pass oVariety? Personalization oVillains? People oValue? Just what is POV, and why do you care?

Understanding POV

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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