Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog
on Career Authors:
Point-of-view is how you tell your story — through whose eyes we are seeing and living the fictional world you create. The key point here: this is the world you create.
YA author Lauren Oliver said, “That is the strangest thing about the world: how it looks so different from every point of view.”
And that, in a nutshell, is what makes being a writer so damn fun. You can see the world through different eyes — the eyes of your characters. It’s also what makes POV so important: the story changes based on each POV’s subjective view.
You’ll hear a lot of advice about POV. For new authors, strict rules can be beneficial—until you find your writing chops. Sometimes rules are stifling. I am not a POV purist.
So, what are these so-called rules?