Tag Archives: point of view

It’s All a Matter of Perspective

When it comes to point of view in a story, you don’t have a lot of choices. You can go first person — “I ran naked through poison ivy and got a rash on my butt.” Second person, engaging the reader directly — “You opened the door, shrieked when you saw the dead buffalo bleeding […]

Shutting Out the Voices With a Single Point of View

When we talk about the events of our lives, we often switch tenses without thinking about it. We easily transition from the present to talking about the past. But we rarely shift point of view, because our lives are from our own point of view and no one else’s. But art, unlike real life, affords […]