Advanced Practice: Editing for Point-of-View and Perspective




$49. How to edit fiction for point-of-view and perspective. Two lessons.

If you already know how to spot head-hopping and can explain why that first-person narrator is slowing down the pacing of a story (and what to do about it), this is the class for you!

This class is a deeper dive into how to edit for perspective problems in fiction. The material goes past the surface-level issues to investigate the complex relationship between author-narrator-character and how authors can use the interplay of these elements to create a more meaningful and emotionally resonant story.

Editing complex perspective problems requires more line editing than is usual in development, because at the advanced level, we’re past the easy stage of obvious errors. The course examines how “James was looking at me” contains no perspective violation but “James spotted me” just might.

The self-paced class Editing for Point-of-View and Perspective is a recommended prerequisite.