Posted on June 21, 2022 at 3:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

As a writer, you don't just control the story — you control how the reader sees the story.

So choosing a point of view for the novel — or multiple ones — isn't just a casual decision.

Writer's Digest and Writer Unboxed both recently shared pieces on how you can affect the story through point of view.

In the former, novelist Sharon Short explores how to use a character's emotional distance from the events to enhance your reader's experience.

And in the latter, author and editor Dave King presents a case study on how shifting point of view can expand a reader's understanding of characters and events.

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