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Mastering Point-of-view in Fiction Class

Head hopping. Do you know what it is? Are you guilty of this writing crime? Too many budding authors do not thoroughly understand point-of-view--the dos and the don'ts of it. Yet, agents, editors, and publishers are sticklers on the subject. Register now for this workshop on Saturday, April 13 with Anne Clermont, editor and writer, who will guide you through the narrow twists of the concept and practice.

I’ll be teaching at BARN (Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network) so register now for this workshop here.



Point-of-view can be defined as the narrative perspective from which a work is written. The types include first person, second person and third person.

As a writer, you'll use different perspectives depending on what type of work you are writing, as well as on what you're trying to do with it. In this class, we'll define each type of point-of-view, look at examples, and explore how each is useful and how each has drawbacks. 

We’ll also be practicing using various points-of-view. So, bring a current work-in-progress with you to class, if you have one. If not, then that’s fine!