If writing were only as easy as many people think it is. This post is about Point of View (POV).

What is POV?

Point of View refers to the person (character speaking) speaking in stories.

There are many POVs, but Third Person Limited is the commonly POV used by authors.

The following Web page lists the First, Second, and Third Person POVs writers may use depending on the individual writer and how they want to tell the story to the reader.

Writing from a Point of View (POV)


There is also the Limited and Omniscient POVs; you will find good examples of these POVs an article by author Robert J. Sawyer, ON Writing found at the URL http://www.sfwriter.com/ow07.htm.

It would take me too long to explain in detail everything about POV in a blog post. I offer you the following URLs for more information by people I consider well versed in the subject of POV with well-written articles.

Point of View in Literature


Free Stuff For Writers from Black Velvet Seductions


Deep POV Workshop by Laurie Sanders (PDF)


As I have found, Deep POV is what all writers should strive for to make their books more engaging for the reader.

POV is a priority for authors to use to create believable characters that readers have empathy or can create a love or hate relationship with within the pages of an author’s creativity. This is what will keep the reader reading and unable to set the book done in fear that they will miss what happens next if they set it down for the evening.

Through a good story and Deep POV the author creates a world and people living in that world that readers care about. How do you accomplish this? The answer is, the author must care about caring what they are creating.

As E.L. Doctorow said, “Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader–not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.”  This is Deep POV.


Robert Medak

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