When you start writing a book,you have a number (okay a plethora) of things to consider. But one important consideration, is the number of character perspectives your book will have.
Perspectives and POV are often used interchangeably. For the purpose of this article:
Perspective = who (as in the character)
POV = how (style of showing the character)
What are the options when it comes to perspectives ?
We can write from a single persons perspective, two peoples, or many. Here are the main options:
- Single – 1 protagonist
- Double – combination of 2 protagonists (romantic)
- Double – 1 protagonist v 1 antagonist
- Double – combination of 2 protagonists e.g. friends or colleagues or family members (platonic)
- Triple – 2 protagonists (usually working together), and 1 antagonist
- Anything more than 3 – The cast of thousands…enough said
I use the term protagonist / antagonist loosely here because I personally love blurry lines between the…
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