Posted on 07/23/2022 at 12:02 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

In 2002, if you had asked me — a high schooler — how I felt about music of the early to mid-1990s, I would've rolled my eyes.

If you had asked me in 2012, I would've chuckled fondly.

And in 2022? I paid $20 to attend a yoga class simply because it was set to that era's music.

Such is the power of the distance in time, or lack thereof.

Author Sharon Short makes the same point in her final column on managing the point of view in your novel.

Deciding on a point of view character is, of course, an important first step, but remember, how they perceive the events of their life will change depending on how long it's been since they happened.

Short provides a few examples of how time alters the point of view character's perceptions in her post for Writer's Digest.

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