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Good Essay on POV


Libby Drew

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Straight-forward presentation by James Gardner on why viewpoint matters in fiction writing.

 

...viewpoint is essential in winning the reader's confidence and sympathy. Readers experience everything in the story through the perceptions of the viewpoint character(s). A reader's relationship to the viewpoint character(s) is the primary factor determining the reader's relationship to the story as a whole.

 

Full text: http://www.thinkage.ca/~jim/prose/viewpoint.htm

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