Point of View- My Dilemma
So, I am currently working on book #2 now. It is a very different kind of story than If I Know It's Coming. This one is a mystery, horror, suspense kind of thing. I have gotten some good feedback from another writer I am working with- Karlajean Becvar. She wrote a very good YA book called The Seeing Stone. You should all check it out. Anyway, she pointed out one of the many flaws in the book- the point of view.
I knew that it was a bit of an issue already. I wanted to write the book in 3rd person, but apparently it is wavering between limited and omniscient. Obviously a problem. Being that point of view might just be the single most important creative choice a novelist can make, I need to get it right!
The main character, Zach, needs to be the focal point, but at the same time, there are other characters that I want to see through as well. What a predicament! For those of you who have similar issues, please chime in here. Or, if there are other creative choice dilemmas you have and want to share, I am all ears. It could be an interesting discussion.
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