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· Philly Style and Philly Profile


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· God Bless The Charleston Nine!

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· Fever: Little Willie John's Fast Life, Mysterious Death...Birth of Soul...

· What is Stream of Consciousness in a novel? Help!

· Enjoy Chapter 23 Podcast from Philly Style and Philly Profile!

· What kind of writer are you...your writing Style!

· A Brownstone in Brooklyn Approach 15th Anniversary!

· Enjoy a chapter from Phantoms of Rockwood!

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· Enjoy a chapter from A Brownstone in Brooklyn!


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· Cheryl Holloway J.E.Thompson Blog Interview!

· Thompson On...Scene Construction: A Difference Maker!

· Thompson On...Being a Successful 21st Century Author!

· Thompson On...A Writer's Journey into the Digitial Revolution!

· Thompson On...One Writer's Journey to Writing Success!

· Thompson On...Do One Thing Everyday That Scares You!

· Thompson On...Is finding a literary agent an Impossible Dream?

· Thompson On...Point of View in a Novel!

· Thompson On...Description in a Novel!

· Thompson On...Setting in a Novel!


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· J.E. Thompson Ebook Novels' Sale Ends May 17, 2015

· PNP Authors Promotions Video!

· Philly Style and Philly Profile Amazon.Com Book Reviews!

· A Brownstone in Brooklyn Amazon.com Book Reviews!

· J. E. Thompson Novels in Chicago, Philadelphia and Atlanta public libraries


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· PNP Author Spotlight

· The Re-Introduction of The Ghost of Atlanta Book Trailer!

· The Ghost of Atlanta in the Ebook Galore Online Bookstore!

· Global MLT Network Interview Postponed!

· J.E. Thompson Interview on Artist First Radio Network!

· Jump Starting Your Inner-Novelist To Life!

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Thompon On...Choosing a Point of View in a Novel!
3/20/2012 7:07:41 PM    [ Flag as Inappropriate ]

How to choose the correct point of view for your novel!
How am I going to tell my story? Which Point of View? Choices? Choices? Choices? When I sit in front of my computer and start to pound the letters on the keyboard, I must decide on the point of view to tell the story! I swallow hard and try to figure out a “voice” in which to write my novel…so many choices!
What is the definition of point of view? Point of view is the way the author allows you to “see” and “hear” what’s going on in the novel. Skillful authors can fix their readers’ attention on exactly the detail, opinion or emotion the author wants to emphasize by manipulating the point of view of the story. Literature provides a lens through which readers look at the world. ****Point of view pertains to who tells the story and how it is told. Point of View comes in three varieties: First-Person, Second Person and Third Person. First Person point of view is in use when a character narrates the story with I-Me-Mine-Mine in his/her speech. The advantage of this point of view is that you get to hear the thoughts of the narrator and see the world depicted in the story through his/her eyes. First Person Example: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee Second-Person point of view, in which the author uses You and Your, is rare; authors seldom speak directly to the reader. When you encounter this point of view, pay attention. Second-person point of view is distracting and hard to sustain in longer works of fiction. Second Person Example: Bright Lights by Jay McInerney Third-person point of view is that of an outsider looking at the action. The writer may choose third-person omniscient, in which the thoughts of every character are open to the reader…or third-person limited, in which the reader enters only one character’s mind, either throughout the entire work or in a specific section. Third-person limited differs from first person because the author’s voice, not the character’s voice, is what you hear in the descriptive passages. Third Person Example: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen When you’re reading a third-person selection, either limited or omniscient, you’re watching the story enfold an outsider. Most Writers choose this point of view. When Choosing a point of view, the most important consideration is: “What serves the story best.!” Hint To Pick Point Of View If you are stuck in trying to pick a point f view, write a few paragraphs in a FEW different point of views and see which works best! I hope this helps you in your quest to find a voice for your novel. Happy Writing!


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More Blogs by JE Thompson
• What is Stream of Consciousness in a novel? Help! - Wednesday, April 08, 2015
• What kind of writer are you...your writing Style! - Friday, March 27, 2015
• Phantoms of Rockwood Debut Presentation! - Sunday, February 15, 2015
• JET Blog... - Thursday, June 12, 2014
• Thompson On...Do You Have a Mobile Website - Sunday, October 20, 2013
• Thompson On...A Hard Look at my Web Marketing Habit - Sunday, October 13, 2013
• Author Mary Gilmartin's Effervescent Website! - Thursday, September 20, 2012
• Purple Phantoms' Debut Labor Day Weekend at AJC-Decatur Book Festival! - Friday, September 07, 2012
• Purchase Purple Phantoms - Friday, August 24, 2012
• Thompson On...National Radio "Author Talk" Interview! - Sunday, June 10, 2012
• Thompson On...Mary Gilmartin's Debut Novel Book Signing! - Saturday, June 02, 2012
• Thompson On...Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You1 - Thursday, May 17, 2012
• Julius Thompson Enrolled in the Digitial Revolution! - Tuesday, May 08, 2012
• How I reached the writing of my fifth novel: Chasing The Wind - Friday, May 04, 2012
• Julius Thompson on Julia Widdop National BlogTV Show! - Friday, April 13, 2012
• Thompson On...One Writer's Journey to Become a Successful Novelist! - Sunday, April 01, 2012
•  Thompon On...Choosing a Point of View in a Novel! - Tuesday, March 20, 2012  
• Thompson On...Subplots in Novels! - Tuesday, March 13, 2012
• Do You Have A Mobile Website? - Monday, December 26, 2011
• Purple Phantoms: Young Adult Novel! - Sunday, December 18, 2011
• Julius Thompson Teen Read Week 2011 Presentation! - Monday, October 17, 2011
• Julius Thompson with Brooklyn Icons! - Thursday, September 22, 2011
• My Birthday Television Interview! - Saturday, September 10, 2011
• The Author's Life: Marketing, Marketing and more Marketing! - Saturday, August 20, 2011
• Is finding a literary agent an impossible dream? - Thursday, August 11, 2011
• Novel Writing: The Setting! - Saturday, August 06, 2011
• Goodbye Borders! - Friday, August 05, 2011
• Bloodlines, Tales From the African Diaspora Book Review! - Friday, August 05, 2011
• Building Believalble Characters! - Friday, August 05, 2011
• Description: Be Specific! - Friday, August 05, 2011


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