A shift is needed…

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Donald Trump has been elected as the next President of the United States.  Whether you voted for Trump or not, you can’t deny this one simple fact…The Simpsons did it first:

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Hehehe.  I still think it’s funny that The Simpsons made an episode back in 2000 where Trump was the President.

Now on to more important matters, like writing.  I have two points of view for this novel for NaNoWriMo, first person and third person.

I’m more comfortable with third person.  It’s the point of view that most of my stories are in.  However, for this novel I felt like first person would fit better.  You can really delve deep into Matt’s mind and outlook on his situation.  Because I’m not used to it, I find first person difficult to use, and I have often found myself accidentally slipping into third person from time to time, then I need to stop, go back, and adjust it all.

However, my story is not strictly first person, I’m also using third person in flashback scenes.  I’ll talk about the flashbacks in a future post, but when I write one of these flashbacks, I switch to third person to get an “outside” perspective on what happened.  I wasn’t sure how this mixing of POV was going to go, but so far, I like it.  It creates a distance between the story and the flashbacks, and I feel like it works.

The dual points of view are a little challenging for me, but still a lot of fun to play around with.  One of these days I want to write a novel in second person.  That’ll be a fun task!

Writing tip: don’t just use the POV you’re comfortable with.  Use the POV that’s right for your story.

Current word count for Struggles of a Modern Vampire: 29,215/50,000!

Until next time,

Andrew Ronzino, American

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Comments on: "NaNoWriMo Day 9: Point(s) of View" (1)

  1. […] I mentioned in my post about the point of view I’ve chosen for this story, I’m using flashbacks to tell parts of it.  The meat of the story is written in first […]

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