Tuesday, February 2, 2010
So lately I've been giving point of view alot of thought. Predominately, I've written in first person. I find that easiest for me. While third may sound easy, it's a challenge.
I've also been told that most middle-grade (MG) and young-adult (YA) works are first person. My work-in-progress needs to be in third person. I have the main character banished to another planet and would like to be able to show what's happening in her absence as well as what's going on with her. It's time to expand my horizons; broaden my reach, so to speak and try something new with my writing. I'm thinking third person omniscient is the way for me to go.
I've been reading up about writing in different points of view. Here's an excellent, brief blog explaining different POV when writing for children, and their pros and cons. http://tpbweb.com/media/catalog/930.pdf
What are your views on different points of view? I'd love to hear your thoughts.