When I first started this blog I did a series of writing exercises. Every now and again I do more. I’m not talking about just following the various challenges, like Friday Fictioneers or Sue’s #writephoto, I am talking about experimenting. As anyone who read the story I posted yesterday, Honor, knows, I am doing a bit of experimentation again. This time it was triggered by the Ursula K. Le Guin’s book Steering the Craft, which I received for Christmas.
Point of View (POV) and tense are two big choice any writer has to make when starting a story. They are also areas that are very easy to screw up. Before i started a blog, I spent some time over at the forums on Writer’s Digest and found that people were very militant with POV. Pretty much only first person and limited third person from a single person was acceptable. There could be no changes whatsoever in any work. One POV, solid like granite. Continue reading