Not long ago, I pulled out a piece of writing I’d started over a year ago that I’d abandoned shortly after realizing it just didn’t work. I thought maybe taking another look at it, so long after I’d actually written it, would help me see it in a different light.
I started to read and quickly realized what the problem was. I didn’t start the story in the right place.
Being an artist means forever healing your own wounds and at the same time endlessly exposing them.
Today I’d like to talk about using multiple points of view. I really like multiple POV because the story is being told by several characters so you get to see different people’s interpretations of events, which provides more depth and insight than first-person POV can convey. But using multiple points of view can cause problems. They can easily get out of control and turn your story into a mess. That’s why it’s important to know how to give each character a voice without having them talk over one another.