Complete Novel Writing Course - Module 4, Narrative Focus and Perspective (50 mins)

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31 May 2022
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Who’s telling the story and how? Many writers realise too late that questions of perspective are fundamental to how a reader enters and experiences the story.

Who’s telling the story and how? Many writers realise too late that questions of perspective are fundamental to how a reader enters and experiences the story. This video looks at:

 

  • Author visibility and voice
  • Character hierarchy
  • The tone and atmosphere of the novel
  • First-, second- or third-person narration? How do you choose?
  • Free indirect address: the most adaptable narrative form
  • Practical examples of different narrative perspectives
  • Narrative angles –giving the story dimension
  • “Head-hopping” – can you do it?
  • Showing v telling
  • Practice exercise

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