Tag Archives: POV

Nanogang series–Day 13: Traveling Blues and Points of View

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Today we catch up after a looong day of travelling and discuss the decisions some of us are facing on choosing which viewpoint character to use and whether to write in first or third person.

 

Word counts:
Dan 2881
Tori: 100
Ben: 43
Dede: 0
Kitty: 0

Cumulative:
Dan: 20578
Dede: 5432
Tori: 3898
Kitty: 3679
Ben: 1148

 

 

Questions 691: Characterizing Radically Different People

Rachel asks: “Do you have any tips on writing a point of view you haven’t experienced?”

Resources Mentioned
Ken Wilber
Integral Theory
Mein Kampf
The Screwtape Letters
Letters from the Earth by Mark Twain

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Questions 454: Confusing Character Tags

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Robert asks: Can it be confusing to have multiple characters referred to differently, depending on character POV? (i.e. parents being “Mom” “So-and-so’s Mom” and their first name) How can I reduce confusion?

Questions 248: Writing Chaotic Scenes

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JR asks:
“How do you write a chaotic scene without making it chaotic for the reader?”

Resources mentioned:
Arthur by Stephen R. Lawhead
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Remarque
And Then She Was Gone by J. Daniel Sawyer
Silent Victor by J. Daniel Sawyer
The Hartman Gambit by J. Daniel Sawyer (forthcoming)