Point of View: The What, How and Why of Your Story’s Perspective

Point of view is one of the most powerful and at the same time one of the most misunderstood tools in a writer’s kit. Should genre help decide which point of view to choose? Why are so many sci-fi stories and fantasies written in third-person narration? Should memoirs always be written in first-person-narration? And does that choice influence the story? These are important questions. However, point of view goes beyond choosing the narrative mode. Broadly stated, point of view is the perspective...
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