Point of View Switch

Even if your story has only one POV character, try writing a scene from a different character’s point of view. Experiencing the world through a different character can actually help you realize things about your POV character. When I added a secondary POV character to my story, I learned a lot about my primary POV character. For one thing, I learned how the other characters view him. More than that, I realized things about his voice. I learned that he is fairly introspective but is willing to talk about his thoughts to those who seem safe or will listen. I learned that he experiences the world mainly through his thoughts and emotions (in contrast to the secondary POV who experiences the world through his senses and actions).

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