What's a POV?
What’s a POV or point of view? In writing it is the story’s perspective. In other words, it’s who’s narrating. The POV is important to how you want to tell your story. One type of POV can provide a greater intimacy in your narration, while another type of POV may engender greater excitement and thrills in your narration. There are three basic types of POV that parallel the three basic persons of personal pronouns: I, you, and he, she or it, or better known as first person, second person, and third person. Lets look at each in turn:
Next time I’ll review the details of various do’s and don’ts for writing different points of view.
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