Choosing a point of view is one of the most important decisions you will make when designing your novel, short story, or film. This class teaches you the differences between each of the points of view, addressing both their strengths and weaknesses and alerting you to potential challenges.
What will you learn in this course?
My goal is for you to have a solid understanding of how point of view functions in a story as opposed to just giving you rules. This allows you to make decisions for yourself.
I have included a print-out of the 'What Maisy Knew' excerpt discussed as it is rather lengthy.
If you want to put these lessons into practice, your class project is to write a paragraph or a scene of your choosing three different ways:
This will mean that your scene or paragraph must contain more than one character. Use the advice given throughout the course. This will teach you the nuances of each. You will be surprised what it tells you about each of these points of view and the ways the limitations of each change your narrative!
There are no prerequisites for this course!