Tag Archives: point of view

Adventures in Forbidden POVs

Currently I am reading a novella by Virginia Woolf called To the Lighthouse. It intrigues me because it broaches the problem of flat female characters found in many early twentieth century novels. Woolf reveals what’s going on in their heads. … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Ideas for writing, Literary devices, Literature, Style and voice, Trends in books, Writer's resource | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The character who saw too much

Writing from the first person point of view routinely goes through periods of popularity only to be followed by a flood of amateurish first person novels. Then, writing “gurus” will advice the beginning writer never to write in first person. … Continue reading

Posted in Story structure, Teaching writing skills, Writer's resource | Tagged , , | 2 Comments