Jul 18 2011

A Little Perspective

Posted by Mathias in The Writing Process

Something I did not think about before was what perspective to use for my story.  Perspective is important.  It is how one tells a story.

I loathe 1st person narratives because they are so restrictive.  I know some people like them.  Just not me.  Seem like too many “I”s and ” me”s for my taste.

For me stories have always been told from some level of omnipotence or from a limited third person point of view.  Omnipotence can sometimes be as restrictive as 1st person.  If you don’t do it right, it makes it really hard to hide things from the reader that you do not want them to know and makes building suspense hard.

I like a more limited 3rd person PoV but depending on the story I start to write I think I will have to decide on this later.  I think the best thing to do is get a story set and then see how the story works and from which perspective.  Something organic and natural should arise.

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