Sunday, June 26, 2011

Another Writing Tip

When writing from close third person, the narrative is coming from that person's POV.

This means that everything in the narrative is what that person sees, hears, smells, perceives, touches and experiences making it unnecessary to put in he or she thought, essentially the narrative is all coming from that person.

Of course when you do this it is important to really write what is going on all around this person and how they feel about what is happening.

When I'm teaching a class I always say the best way to do this is to get inside the person and look out through their eyes. Experience everything as he or she would making sure to use all five senses.



Indigo said...

Wonderful advise. You hit the nail on the head. (Hugs)Indigo