Ep 62: Character POV

July 30, 2019

Getting into multiple character’s heads can be daunting. This week Eliza and Adrienne discuss how they deep dive into your character’s POV.

Listeners, how many do you write in a story? How do you balance it between characters? How do you use POV to show the character’s personality?

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4 thoughts on “Ep 62: Character POV

  1. I wrote first person until I made the shift to writing for publication. I couldn’t make it work until I forced distance by switching to third person limited. Since then I have only written one short story incorporating more than one POV.

  2. Most of my reading life, I’ve read third person limited. Now, if your Nora Roberts, you’ve made an art out of head hopping and it works. I don’t know any other author who can write it like she does and it work so well. Trying to imitate that is…not advisable. Don’t ask me how I know, I just do. 🙂
    I’ve started reading more 1st person and found that I enjoy it most when I have more than one POV. Like I said, I like to see what the man is feeling!

  3. I read a lot of Urban Fantasy and those tend to be first person. I am way more comfortable writing first person past tense. In novellas, I might use third person but it’s always a very deep POV. I like my readers to feel like they know the main character enough to invite them for a coffee or a beer!

    1. I’m a third person deep POV writer myself. For all of my stories, short or long. I find I like that the best. For whatever reason, I enjoy third better but I want to be able to go on that deep journey with the characters.
      Thanks for commenting!

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