Point of View
Part I: First Person Narrative – Into the “I” of the Storm
There is nothing insignificant in the world. It all depends on the point of view.
Caveat lector: It’s 90 degrees here with nary a breath of wind and that has a tendency to turn even this Dragon’s mind to mush. So if I meander more than usual, bear with me. In an effort to mitigate such rambling, I thought I’d proceed logically (for a change) from last week’s discussion of tense to a brief exploration of point of view.
What, more choices? Yes, sorry about that. Can’t be avoided, I’m afraid. Writing is all about choices.
At least with point of view the menu is limited: First or third person, objective, limited omniscient, or all-out-dice-with-the-universe omniscient. Second-person POV, though rather common in poetry and song lyrics, is almost never used in fiction. (Personally, I think it…
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