My WIP, a novel called Oblivion’s Hope, is written in first person point-of-view (POV). I’ve been looking for some advice on maximizing the use of first person POV, and it just so happens a book I’m currently reading, Consider This by Chuck Palahniuk, offers a great tip on using the first person:
“… Submerge the I. Always keep the camera pointed elsewhere, describing other characters. Strictly limit a narrator’s reference to self.”Chuck Palahniuk, Consider This
This makes so much sense. Everyone dislikes when a person talks about themselves. Same applies in a novel.
Here are some other writing tidbits I came across this week:
- The Writer’s Handbook: Helpful Tips and Tools for Writing
- Hemingway App Makes Your Writing Bold and Clear
- How to Weave Setting Into a Deep Point-of-View
- 3 Ways Your Inner Critic Can Make You a Better Writer
- What is Exposition in Story?