Category Archives: POV

Noncommittal words: Don’t use them

Over on the ShortbreadStories Facebook page we got to talking about Steven King’s book On Writing. This discussion was provoked by an article from Maria Popova on ‘Brain Pickings’ entitled ‘The Adverb is Not Your Friend: Stephen King on Simplicity … Continue reading

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Second Person

This is the last of the ‘Point of View’ series. We’ve discussed first person and third person, both limited and omniscient. Now, we’re on to the wild, wacky and experimental second person.

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Third Person Omniscient

We’ve been talking about Point of View, and thus far we’ve discussed first person and third person limited. This week we’re going to have a look at third person omniscient. This is a POV in which the narrator can see … Continue reading

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Third Person Limited

The last blog post began a discussion about Point of View (POV) and focused primarily on first person (‘I walked into the cemetery.’), and now is time for third person. But before we get started, it should be noted that … Continue reading

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Deciding on a Point of View

This post was originally written for the ShortbreadStories e-newsletter, ‘The Shortbread Writer’. Today’s newsletter is dedicated to a fairly fundamental writing principle: point of view (POV). For those that are not familiar with the term ‘POV’, it is the use … Continue reading

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