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Discussion in 'Writing Discussions' started by Xaysai, May 6, 2013.

  1. Xaysai

    Xaysai Inkling

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    Probably a dumb question, but...

    So if I am writing a story from 4 different POV's, what happens when 2 characters of which I have been writing from are in the same scene?
     
  2. ThinkerX

    ThinkerX Myth Weaver

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    There is nothing that says you have to include both POV's for that scene.

    Another note: It sounds like you are writing again!
     
  3. Xaysai

    Xaysai Inkling

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    I didn't think so, but wanted to make sure.

    And yes, but I'm going to attempt a more structured approach and plan the story before I start writing so I don't struggle to try to piece everything together as I go!
     
  4. T.Allen.Smith

    T.Allen.Smith Staff Moderator

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    Yeah...this happens all the time. Just give some thought to which of the characters is the most powerful POV.
     
  5. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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    And don't forget that you can show the same scene from more than one POV if you like. I've seen that done well, though I think there should be a good reason for it, and not merely that you happen to have two POV characters there.
     
  6. ThinkerX

    ThinkerX Myth Weaver

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    I used to write isolated fragments with no idea what came before or how to continue afterwards all the time. Probably got a hundred or more of these.

    These days, unless I know where it ends, I won't begin. And if I see a grreat big knot in the middle, well, I'll think long and hard before beginning.
     
  7. Xaysai

    Xaysai Inkling

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    Honestly, I think this is one of my biggest obstacles.

    All of a sudden I get nailed with this SUPER AWESOME idea for a scene, write it, realize it has no context. Then I'm stuck with this piece that I'm really excited about but have to manufacture some lame beginning and ending for it.
     
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