Narrative Distance

In my last post on writing in omniscient, I didn't want to get into talking about POV transitions, since I thought the topic deserved its own post. There are plenty of articles out there on how to avoid head hopping, so I won't get into that. Instead I'll focus on 'zooming in' from your omniscient … Continue reading Narrative Distance

Omniscient—Do You Dare?

One time at a writing workshop, someone asked the speaker for tips on writing in omniscient. His response: Unless you're Tolstoy, don't do it. Well, call me Tolstoy.  The thing is, I really wasn't trying to swim upstream. I had to rewrite my novel in omniscient. Doing so cut it down to a manageable size, … Continue reading Omniscient—Do You Dare?