Thursday Thoughts: Universal POV

universeI have mentioned that I believe the Universe is secretly a writer, yes? Yeah, that opinion hasn’t changed. 😆 As a writer, POV is something I have to be very conscious of. I normally write in 3rd POV Past (or whatever the technical grammatical term for that is). When I started the Nightriders, the H/H demanded I write in 1st POV Past. So I did. It was hard, but ultimately it was the right decision. Then there’s Deep POV. I took a class in it. With 1st, you automatically get deep into a character’s psyche. Or you should. In 3rd, you have to dig a little deeper. Okay pun intended. 😉

Sometimes, when writing a scene in one character’s POV, I discover it’s not working. I’ll switch to the other character’s and if it works, awesome. If it doesn’t, then I have to rethink the scene. WHY isn’t it working? Did I take a wrong turn or is it one of those scenes I just need to toss out and go someplace else? Good questions with answers that will make a story better. Hopefully. And as an aside? This is totally true about real life too. Just sayin’… 😉

Sometimes, Silver, finally seeing things from someone else’s perspective can totally change your life.

Which, sometimes, explains exactly why they’re there.

The Universe

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Like in the song, Silver, you know, “Spooky,” but it sounds like Spoo-kay.


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Thursday Thoughts: Universal POV

  1. I’m must be really thick this morning. I didn’t get your pun and I didn’t get what the Universe meant with it’s ‘spooky’ song reference. Derp.

    Yeah, I mostly write in 3rd, too. (3rd person… 3rd gear… same same. LOL) But I enjoy 1st for my genie books. Seeing everything from Jo’s perspective is fun.

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