Point of View
(Writers’ Guide Series Book 4)
How to use the different POV types, avoid head-hopping, and choose the best point of view for your book
Point of view (POV) is one of the most powerful tools in a writer’s kit, but it’s also one of the hardest to understand and master.
In this book, Sandra Gerth draws on her experience as an editor and a best-selling author to teach you how to handle point of view in a way that will make your readers identify with your main character, draw them into the story, and keep them captivated until the very last page.
Each chapter includes concrete examples and exercises that will hone your writing skills. Whether you’re a novice writer working on her first story or an established author, this book will help you to:
- Discover what point of view is and why it’s so important,
- Understand the different types of point of view such as first-person, third-person, omniscient, and deep POV,
- Choose the point of view that works best for your story,
- Write a novel from multiple viewpoints without confusing your readers,
- Avoid head-hopping and other POV violations that would throw your readers out of the story,
- Write internal monologue and take your readers deeply into your character’s mind,
- Create suspense and tension by using POV techniques,
- Let your readers experience events through your main character’s eyes to get them emotionally involved in your story.