In this episode, Leslie and Clark critique the opening pages of J.T. Morse's Feathers of the Phoenix, an as yet unpublished historical fantasy novel. They discuss point of view, the omniscient narrator, word choice, and accents.
Editorial Mission: Check Your Point of View
Take a pivotal scene from your story and write it from a different point of view, either use another character or a different form altogether (if you wrote it in first person, try third or vice versa, or even try omniscient). Experiment until you know the best way to tell your story in terms of the information you reveal and intimacy that occurs. Should the reader be observing or experiencing your story? What’s tricky about this is that it’s a big change if you decide to do it, so check this out early and think about early in your revisions.
Leave us a comment at the bottom of the show notes or drop us a line at email@example.com to let us know how it goes.
Other items and resources:
Follow today’s author, J.T. Morse, here.
Want to know more about point of view? Here’s a list of posts at Janice Hardy’s Fiction University.
Find Clark’s latest book, Hank Hudson and the Anubis on Amazon.