The Hitchhiker's Guide to Narrative Point-of-View

Charlie Aylett,

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9 Lessons (58m)
    • 1. Intro NPOV

    • 2. Lesson 1 The Basics of Narrative POV

    • 3. Lesson 2 The Omniscient Narrator

    • 4. Lesson 3 The Distant Narrator

    • 5. Lesson 4 The Character Narrator

    • 6. Lesson 5 Further Exploration of the Character Narrator

    • 7. Lesson 6 Further Exploration of the Omni & Distant Narrator

    • 8. Lesson 7 Quiz & Final Assignment

    • 9. Final Words


About This Class

Climb aboard and let's take a short spin around the orbit of narrative point-of-view. How does it differ from point-of-view and how do the two converge? And what difference do they all make on your writing, anyway -- do you even need to worry about it?

Yes! If you want to be the captain of your craft and not the gooey alien holding on by a sucker to the hull!

We'll be invading text samples to show you the techniques in-line and get you flying with some easy exercises. By the time you've landed on the other side, you'll be wondering what all the confusion was about.

In this class, you will learn:

- What narrative POV is and how it affects the way you write your characters.

- The different types of narrative POV and what effects they have on your reader.

- Why you might want to use one type of narrative POV over another.

- The advantages and pitfalls of each Narrative POV.

So, what's it to be? Charismatic captain or alien splodge?

Related class: Writing Towards Emotional Markers (How to Plot Your Story Arcs P2)

Creating Emotional Identities (How to Plot Your Story Arcs P3)

 ALL LINKS TO SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION FOR THIS CLASS ON NARRATIVE POV CAN BE FOUND IN THE CLASS NOTES. Hover your cursor over the video and hit the pin icon to reveal the class notes.