Community Authors – Creative Writing Lessons – Who’s Showing the Story?

 
Whenever I teach point of view, I find people understand better if I give them the example of a robot.

So, imagine a robot with a camera for eyes and two microphones for ears, and he can only hear and see what’s around him. If he’s in the basement, he can only hear and see what’s going on in the basement. He may be able to vaguely hear something going on upstairs, but he’s pretty much limited to what’s going on around him.

In other words, his point of view is how we’re experiencing the environment around him, using his senses.
We’re going to come back to this. I just wanted to make sure you understood what point of view is.

Now, before crafting your story, give some thought to what…

 

Craft of Writing Course Outline
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Intro
The Beginning
Vital Whispers
Story Building
Groundbreaking Stories
Your Sanctuary
Expectations
Foreshadowing
Suspended Disbelief
CWHO
Character
Wanted
However
Ongoing
The Plot Skeleton
Keeping the Reader’s Interest
Suspense
Arcs and the Plot
Supporting Characters
The Three Parts of Writing
Who’s Showing the Story?
Narrative Voice
Hooks
Crafting Sentences and Paragraphs
Descriptions
Dialogue
Show Don’t Tell
Flowing Choreography
Characterizing
Metaphors
Nonfiction
Commas
Making Your Writing Soulful
Driving Your Story Forward
Setting Tempo
The Payoff
Self-Editing Your Work
Final Thoughts
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