One POV “error” I see popping up a lot in not-yet-published fiction lately isn’t head hopping from POV to POV. Instead, it’s not having any solid POV at all.
Conventional wisdom for writers says that, when it comes to writing dialog, you should listen to how people really speak and capture it on paper.
Are the myths your people tell about this divine presence actually true? Or are they stories made up long ago that help people try and make sense of the world as it exists?
It was the tree that caught my eye, the way the light illuminated the leaves amongst the shadows of the grove. It is the tree that is in the camera’s focus. But it is my daughter there, in the background, that makes the picture interesting.
If we can’t believe the characters are real, we won’t care about them. If the settings feel fake, and the situations contrived, we’ll dismiss the story as inconsequential.
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