Pure Objective Viewpoint: An unseen observer tells the hero’s story.

When an author chooses an unseen observer to tell the tale, it’s known as pure objective viewpoint. This technique is often used to open stories. A disembodied ‘mind’ oversees the scene. Gradually, the ‘observer’ comes in closer, until at last the author takes you into the mind of one of the story characters. The way […]

First Person Objective Viewpoint: I tell the hero’s story.

First person objective point of view requires the story teller to take a subservient position to the person the story is about. The one ‘writing’ must be ‘into’ that individual whether as an intimate friend or an avowed enemy. The story teller’s sole focus is on revealing the ‘hero’ through things said, seen, smelled, touched […]