How to Make First Person POV Successful - Part II

How to Make First Person POV Successful - Part II

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How to Make First Person POV Successful – Part II

First Person is the most immediate and most intimate Point of View. It’s also the hardest point of view to write from, and it requires a writer to master their storytelling craft. Today’s readers want to feel like they are seeing the story right behind the eyes of the I-narrator. This tutorial will focus on the craft and skills of employing an I-narrator effectively.

This tutorial is presented by Charlotte Robin Cook, an experienced publisher and story editor, and Jon James Miller, an award-winning screenwriter and first time novelist with Garbo’s Last Stand, a novel told in dual-first person.

In this 36-minute tutorial video, you’ll discover:

  • Why the Point of Narration (PON) is the I-character
  • Why the story has to be about the I
  • How to take full-advantage of First Person POV
  • Famous examples of successful First Person POV narrations
  • How to give the I-character important goals and ambitions for the story
  • How to take full advantage of the I-character knowing there is an audience
  • How to take full advantage of the I-character as hero/heroine
  • Learning the language of the I: Age, Era, and Education
  • How to write a successful First Person POV epiphany

Knowing how and when to use First Person POV is critical to getting your manuscript not only read, but also sold in today’s competitive publishing marketplace. Whether for traditional or self-published books, Parts I and II of this tutorial series will demystify the elements necessary to effectively tell a story where the reader sees the story through the perception of the I. When done correctly, the reader won’t be able to put the book down until they know what happens.