Elements of Fiction (39)

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Viewpoint is a key Fictional Element. Through whose eyes are things seen? Through whose feelings are things felt? Through whose tongue are tings told? These are all key decisions that the writer has to make, and then stick to. Yes, you can have several viewpoints, but one cardinal sin that a writer commits is to be unclear about who is seeing, feeling, talking at any given time.

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Ulf Wolf

Ulf Wolf

Raised by trolls in northern Sweden, now settled on the California coast a stone’s throw south of the Oregon border. Here I meditate and write. Wolfstuff.com.