Posted on 12/21/2021 at 09:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

For a while, you couldn’t read a writing blog without tripping over a piece on deep point-of-view.

But you know what’s also valuable to and powerful for your fiction?

The opposite.

C.S. Lakin again uses a film analogy and describes a distanced point-of-view as being another lens in a writer’s toolbox.

Odds are that they won’t write an entire novel at arm’s length, just as a cinematographer won’t film the entire movie from a bird’s eye view.

Those faraway moments, though, can help set the scene and nudge readers to make guesses of their own.

Lakin provides general theoretical and detailed actual examples of distanced point-of-view in fiction at her Live Write Thrive blog. 

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