5 Tips for Writing Multiple POVs

The Twisted Trilogy is written in the first person, but that doesn’t mean that I didn’t enjoy dabbling inside of Edwin and Jenny’s head in Twist & Turn, book 2. Check out Sarah’s tips on writing with multiple POV’s. 🙂

...and then there was Sarah

h1DE1B460I’m a shameless fan of writing in multiple POVs. My series has a large, diverse cast of characters and I’m all about giving each of them a voice, where possible. I also believe that telling the story through the eyes of varied characters gives a well-rounded perspective on the tale that you would not get otherwise.

Of course, this is not always a popular narrative choice. Some readers are very vocal about their dislike of this style. Does that deter me? Not even a little. But it does evoke a stubborn desire to want to do it right.

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3 comments

  1. Multiple POV is fine (personally, I prefer books written in this way), but you need to be consistent with it. Jumping from first-person to third-person (limited or omniscient), and then back – will often lose a reader.

    Loved the meme.

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    1. I agree, Mitch. When writers flip between first and third person, it can be difficult to follow or affect the flow of the story. I hope readers agree that I executed the change in perspective effectively in Twist & Turn. This next book is releasing in a matter of days and I’m excited to hear how readers like getting more than just the MC’s perspective in the first person. I think it adds much needed value to the story, since the MC couldn’t be present for the events that needed shared.

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