Tag Archives: point of view

On dialogue

Dialogue is fun to write and fun to read and so it’s no surprise that many writers turn to it to advance their plots and even at times to provide the bulk of their book’s structure. Plato of course famously framed his books in Socratic dialogues and he is considered by many to still be […]

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Head-jumping, or How characters (don’t) experience the world

It has often been pointed out that modern fiction tends to make fairly heavy use of the omniscient narrator device, the storyteller who knows absolutely everything that is happening both internally and externally to each character involved in the action being related. This can allow the writer to add many layers of detail to their […]

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