How to choose a point of view for your novel

Welcome to Twitter Treasure Thursday! I don’t know about you, but every time I begin a new story/revise an old one, I ponder which POV I want/need to write in. Limited? Omniscient? First? Second? Third? What? Well, today’s gem–discovered via Chuck Sambuchino–should help me from now on. And perhaps it’ll help you too?

How to Choose a Point of View for your Novel


When it comes to writing a book and picking a point of view in which to tell it, there are several different options: first person point of view, second person point of view, third person limited point of view, etc. Two of the most popular and telling, though, are the omniscient and limited points of view. Choosing one of these paths can not only alter the course of your story, it can also make or break the tone of your book. But how can you tell if writing in the omniscient is a mistake and that your manuscript would be much better if you were writing in the limited third person?

As an added bonus, there’s a free download included with even more information/details about this topic. Check it out!

Read the entire article here.

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