Anthony Haynes writes: Today novelist and short-story writer Emma Darwin begins a daily four-part series of blog posts on point of view and narrators. In recommending the series, I was going to describe the first post in my own words, but realise that I can’t do better than quote Dr Darwin’s own introduction:
“Point of View seems to get more aspiring writers in more of a fuss than almost any other technical issue… with the inevitable result that there’s also more nonsense talked about it, and more prescriptive “rules” bandied about, than almost any other technical issue. I’ve even heard “first person” described as a point-of-view, which is a category error.
“But it’s not, actually, that complicated to understand the basics …”
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