Aug. 19th, 2013

POV

Aug. 19th, 2013 09:59 am
ilthit: (writing)
[personal profile] ilthit
On the whole, how distracting do you find POV switches?

I accept and approve of the rule that says POV should not change within the same scene, let alone from paragraph to paragraph, but I rather like splitting a longer story into several POVs, where POV switch is marked by a paragraph break or divided chapter by chapter. It lets you tell more of the story.

But, as readers, do you find this distracting? Do you think it would be better policy to stick to the lead's POV?

Obviously multiple POVs can be done right, but I have no pretensions of being Virginia Woolf. I'm currently writing light tropey superhero comedy.

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