Our world is made up of millions of different perspectives, and when it comes to writing perspectives, POV (Point of View) styles often come to mind for me.
As many of you may recall, I’m a huge fan of writing in Third Person Omniscient (No scene breaks between POV shifts). It’s a writing style that’s one of, if not, the oldest in the profession and is often saved for the Fantasy and Science Fiction genres.
Don’t worry if you haven’t heard of it much as it fell out of favor about twenty years ago and has since been labeled with the derogatory term “head hopping” (True head hopping is having multiple POVs in the same paragraph) to dissuade people from using it. The reason being, we’re told readers want to get into a character’s head and feel for them and it’s shocking or takes them out of the story when the POV shifts. Sounds reasonable as everyone is different, but doesn’t that mean we’re unable or unwilling to care about what happens to the other characters?
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