Embarking on a new story is exciting, but it can also be intimidating. There are so many decisions to make!
In my experience, there are certain storytelling subjects like character and plot development that get most of the attention, while a choice like “What point of view should I use?” seems a rather easy task.
This couldn’t be farther from the truth. There is so much to point of view! Not just choosing the right one, but really capitalizing on the one you choose. I read a lot of stories in which a writer left so much on the table because she didn’t know how to maximize perspective.
You can have amazing characters and a really gripping plot idea, and yet the story can feel flat and unengaging simply because you aren’t telling it from the proper perspective. I cannot tell you how many writers come to me with a story that isn’t working, and when I have them adjust the point of view everything snaps into place. They are so surprised!
This point-of-view overview will give you more than enough to get started choosing your perspective and planning how it will impact your story.
I cannot encourage you enough to invest in your creativity! Writing stories can change your life, and understanding the nuances of story design will make you a more creative, independent writer. I am so excited about your storytelling journey, and I wish you well with your writing!
All my best,