Point of View (POV) is the framework for how your story is told. Let’s take a deeper look at how POV, perspective, and narration impact your novel or short story.
We writers often think dialogue should be the easiest aspect of storytelling. After all, we talk all the time IRL. Therefore, conversations between our characters should be a no-brainer. Right? Wrong! As an editor, I find dialogue to be one of the biggest hurdles writers face and they don’t even realize it.
If you want to start a heated debate at your next writing group, ask if you should include a prologue in your novel. Many writers love prologues, but many readers (and therefore agents) aren’t keen on them. As with many things, there’s no right or wrong answer. Let’s take look at both sides.
The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo is one of the novels I was most looking forward to reading this year. I reached out to Jill and she so kindly agreed to answer a few questions about her novel and the writing life.