Watch this video discussion of the meaning of point of view in writing. Rose and Tahlia talk about the different kinds of point of view – first, second and the two kinds of third person – plus what not to do, how to avoid head hopping, 4 special tips from Tahlia – our managing editor – creative ways you can use different points of view, and how to choose the best point of view for your story.
We cover a lot of material. We talk about the basics, but then go more deeply into the subject to give reasons why there are rules around this subject and how you can effectively break some of those rules – and not others.
More details on different points of view can be found in these articles:
Also see Tahlia’s book The Elements of Active Prose: Writing Tips to Make Your Prose Shine. https://aiapublishing.com/product/the-elements-of-active-prose-writing-tips-to-make-your-prose-shine-tahlia-newland/
Topics covered in the video and at what point you’ll find them:
00:24 – What is ‘point of view’ in writing
00:26 – Why is point of view important in writing
01:17 – First person
02:43 – Second person
03.23 – Third person
04:18 – Third-person omniscient
06:42 – Third-person intimate
07:33 – Tip for writing in third-person intimate.
10:40 – Head hopping
11:50 – How to avoid head hopping
15:29 – Can you use more than one point of view option in a novel? Like first person and third person
18:18 – Tips on writing third person intimate
19:20 – How do you choose the best point of view for your story?