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POV?
« on: February 07, 2012, 03:53:55 PM »
I have written my first chapter in LPOV from the MC, the second chapter though, I want to switch POV.
My question should you keep to a character featured heavily in the story or could you do it from say a bit part? (not sure how else to describe this)

For example, first chapter pov is the MC. Second chapter I was thinking of using a policeman's pov, how he sees the person he is interviewing (which is very important to the story) even though he will not be featured too much in the book.

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Re: POV?
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2012, 04:09:33 PM »
It is fine too switch pov with a scene Alfie, as long as you make it clear from as near to the start of the scene as you can. :)

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Re: POV?
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2012, 04:14:39 PM »
Thanks Ma. Do you have to follow the trend of LPOV though, or is it best to switch to 3rd person?

I'm getting myself very confused :D :D
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Re: POV?
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2012, 04:33:59 PM »
Alfie, it would help if we knew what you are referring to by "LPOV."
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Re: POV?
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2012, 04:35:21 PM »
I assumed it was third person to be honest.

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Re: POV?
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2012, 04:45:34 PM »
Sorry ma.
Limited Point of view, where they tell the story through the eyes of a single character.
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Re: POV?
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2012, 04:56:31 PM »
Here is a page that may help clear up the detailed rules on proper changing of POV.

http://www.inspirationforwriters.com/techniques/pov.html

look under -> Omniscient
« Last Edit: February 07, 2012, 05:00:53 PM by Skip Slocum »
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Re: POV?
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2012, 04:58:23 PM »
Just what I needed Skip, thanks
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Re: POV?
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2012, 05:13:28 PM »
Are you using 1st person  I/My  or third person He/She ?

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Re: POV?
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2012, 05:50:11 PM »
Third person Ma. But through one character.
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Re: POV?
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2012, 05:52:12 PM »
I think ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: POV?
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2012, 06:54:06 PM »
You sound just like me. ;D

Okay, it's fine as long as you change the scene. You can't change pov halfway through a scene. ;)

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Re: POV?
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2012, 09:58:05 PM »
Readers may assume that the POV character in chapter 1 is the protagonist, which sounds like that is exactly what you want the readers to think. When you change POV in chapter 2, readers might assume that this character is the antagonist. Is that what you want? I personally prefer stories with multiple POV characters. I find chapters are a good place to shift POV. When I write, I always establish the POV in the first paragraph of each chapter.   C.M.

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Re: POV?
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2012, 05:53:40 AM »
Thanks Ma.

Thanks C.M.
Not exactly. My first chapter starts with woman who has lost touch with reality, she is not really a nice person, so you could say she is the antagonist. The second chapter switches to her husband who is a good person (protagonist) he is pushed to the limit but basically, a good guy.
I want to show in my novel that no matter how good a person. You can be pushed to the hilt.
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Re: POV?
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2012, 05:55:02 AM »
Just to add, I was thinking of doing the second chapter perhaps from an outsiders pov. To show how he thinks of the husband.
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