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5 Tips for Writing Multiple POVs

Great checklist of useful things to remember when writing a story with multiple POVs. I’ll be carefully scrutinising each POV of mine with glasses now!

...and then there was Sarah

h1DE1B460I’m a shameless fan of writing in multiple POVs. My series has a large, diverse cast of characters and I’m all about giving each of them a voice, where possible. I also believe that telling the story through the eyes of varied characters gives a well-rounded perspective on the tale that you would not get otherwise.

Of course, this is not always a popular narrative choice. Some readers are very vocal about their dislike of this style. Does that deter me? Not even a little. But it does evoke a stubborn desire to want to do it right.

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2 thoughts on “5 Tips for Writing Multiple POVs

  1. Excellent post! I love reading books from multiple POV’s if it is done well. It can be an incredibly clever way of giving meaning and complexity to a story. Of course when done badly it is very very bad…

    Posted by Jayde-Ashe | June 23, 2013, 2:05 pm
    • I completely agree! Everyone is raving about R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones books. I think that’s an incredibly complex but well done example of multiple POVs. But with LOTS of them…

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Posted by munchkinwrites | June 23, 2013, 2:08 pm

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