Saturday, July 2, 2011
Point of View
I've always known, as part of my original story idea, which point of view I'd write my next story in but reading the article by Robert J. Sawyer, an acclaimed author of many science fiction books, I realized that I really should give the point of view I write from more thought. I've often been reminded how hard it is to stay to one point of view by my reviewers as well as stories I've read and it really can be confusing when authors switch points of view a lot, even when the writers make it obvious by writing who the reader is now viewing the story from. Robert J. Sawyer does an excellent job of explaining the term of "limited third party" and showing how to use it correctly in a story.