Writer’s Glossary: POV

On the Writer’s Glossary today…

Writing in first-person

First-person POV puts us in the head of your character. img src Mirror’s Edge game

POV stands for Point of View – the access point through which the reader ‘enters’ the book. POV is usually written through the perception and thoughts of one of the main characters in first, second or third person viewpoint. Each POV type has its own merits and shortcomings, so some consideration should be made before a writer embarks on a new novel. The viewpoint will affect what and how the story is presented and what can be explored through the narrative. More in depth information can be found on our post covering the different POV’s and their strengths and weaknesses.

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