Changing Point of View (POV)

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Changing Point of View (POV)

By Cait Collins


We work hard to make our stories perfect or as perfect as possible.  Something often noticed in our own review or a critique session is the shift of the POV in the middle of a scene.  There are different ways to make the correction without a major rewrite.

Double Double Space between the two POV paragraphs.

Insert a phrase that maintains the POV.  Mary shouted. “It’s your fault our baby died.” Frank’s eyes narrowed…  “Change to It’s your fault our baby died.”  She saw his eyes narrow…

Change the setting.  Frank walked out of the room. He was through with the constant reminders of his son’s death.

If no other options work, rewrite.

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