Thursday, June 18, 2015

Madden: more on point of view

Image from The Read on WNC

The choice of which point of view to use for a particular story is not a casual decision, says Madden. By trying different points of view you learn which one the story requires.

"The point of view you employ should express something in itself. It should not seem to the reader to have been arbitrarily chosen, or chosen as the easiest one for you to use. Your choice should be, in every way, so effective that the reader feels it is the only possible choice, the inevitable choice." (37)

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