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The Write It Right Series: Point-of-View Primer Paperback – February 13, 2013
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Tristi Pinkston is the Silver Quill Award-winning author of Secret Sisters, as well as fourteen other novels and self-help books. She has also penned over two thousand articles for the Internet. Her work as a freelance editor allows her to do something she loves—mentor writers on their journey to publication. She is the mother of four amazing children and the wife of one incredible husband, and loves spending her free time trying recipes no one will eat, scrapbooking, and taking really, really long naps.
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Tristi's delivery of this helpful information is easy going and fun. She gives examples of her own writing and how she was able to convey the important information within the limits of the Point of View she was writing in. She gives pretty detailed reasons why the point of view you choose to write in will determine a lot about your story and how you can best decide which point of view will work best.
Whether you are a seasoned author, or just starting out, the information in this book will help you learn more than just the basics of point of view. It's a very fast read, easy to digest in one sitting without making you feel lost or overwhelmed.
I especially liked the sections on perception and how that particular aspect of story telling intertwines with a point of view to create a believable character. I don't write historical fiction, and so I've often wondered how historical fiction writers can write such authentic characters set in a certain time and place, which they surely haven't experienced for themselves. Tristi's suggestions on how she does it were quite helpful. I would highly recommend this primer to any writer wanting to know how to decide which point of view to use to tell a particular story.
Don't expect to be bogged down in a heavy, boring textbook. Tristi is funny! You'll read through this one in the blink of an eye. --Daron D. Fraley