Writing Process Wednesdays, Deciding PoV

Point of View is a determining factor in conveying the mood of a story, so here is how I outlined the various Points of View in my subplots for Who By Fire, starting with my hero’s wife..

The grids above show both who tells the story from what point of view, by subplot, and whose story each subplot tells.  I decided that I needed to make the voices of the various subplot narrators as distinct as possible, and some felt easier to narrate in 1st person than others, while I have always preferred close third for a full novel (even if I do seem to find 1st person far easier to write in, at least for a short story).


Action Items:

1.) Share your thoughts on choosing a PoV for a story, and how it can affect readers ways of seeing the world.

2.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses those thoughts.


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4 thoughts on “Writing Process Wednesdays, Deciding PoV

  1. The key factor in writing point of view to me is consistency. I spend time some time checking whether I shift from 1st to 3rd person or visa versa at times.

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