We've received some of your #NRMHomebody updates and we’re always delighted to hear stories in any form! We hope to have been under better circumstances, some of you bookworms out there have come to take advantage of the current situation. We are glad that your keeping safe by staying at home.
Some of us might’ve gotten that itch to write a book for so long but never got it started, and others may have started but have been struggling on how to actually tell it in an entertaining manner. Writing stories has become an art form and today, I’ll throw in some light on the intricacies of writing as an art form.
Since some of us struggle to decide on how to tell a story depending on the perspective, here are some helpful information to help you to get started:
THE FIRST PERSON. This type of approach in storytelling exudes a much-personalized feel as the story is being told in an intimate fashion, like in the eyes of, say, the main character, or an observer. It uses the pronoun “I” most of the time, giving the story a more personal touch.
LIMITED THIRD PERSON. This approach is quite similar to the first person in that it also gives off that personal touch or a more specific point of view, but their main difference lies in the use of the pronoun “I” when employing the First Person POV. When using the Limited Third Person POV, “he”, “she”, or “it” are the pronouns used. These first two approaches have that personal vibe to them, though they have their caveat of being biased or as having a limited understanding of the other characters’ points of view or opinions.
OMNISCIENT AUTHOR. As the title suggests, this is the most all-knowing of all approaches as it knows everything: every character's feelings, reflections and thoughts, and probably even the future, depending on how the writer uses it to get the plot rolling or reveal information about what’s to happen next to the reader.
These are just a few of the POV approaches you can use to write your stories. Each one has its own advantages and disadvantages. I hope these were helpful, and got you inspired to finish that novel! Have a great weekend!