A New Perspective on Viewpoint

August 27, 2024 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Why POV Is Confusing, and How We Can Think Clearly About It
Point of View is the channel through which the reader experiences a story, so getting it right is crucial. Yet POV slips are among the most common errors editors see. The root cause of this is confusion about the difference between person, e.g., first or third, and who carries the viewpoint, the character or the narrator. Freelance editor Kristen Stieffel will explain the difference between writing in character POV versus narrator POV, and how to choose which is right for your story.

This is a Virtual Event hosted through Zoom. You will receive an email with a link to access the Zoom room before the event from the event host, Orange County Library System. A computer with access to the internet and speakers or headsets are required. If using a mobile device, Android and iOS users must install the Zoom App. However, please note interactivity may be limited.

This event will not be recorded and playback will not be available. Please arrive on time.

Please note that although the registration page includes a Library Card field, this is optional. Anyone from anywhere may attend!


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