The Real Story of Point of View

Forget 1st Person, 2nd Person, Third Person, First Person Limited, Omniscient, and all that writing manual balderdash, and think like a painter. Either you set up your easel to look at the palace …

favouriteSchloss Favourite, Kuppenheim, Baden, Germany

Notice the tourist photographing his wife on the steps.

…or you turn it around and look the other way and see the rest of the world.

alleeItalian Ice Cream Van, Schloss Favourite Allée, Kuppenheim, Baden, Germany

Like a lion waiting at the watering hole, or what. 

In the work of picking one, ‘person’ is not the issue, at all. It is a distraction. Go for the story, not the situation.

 

 

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