Other Cool Blogs: Magical Words 7/6/2009

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Point of view is what binds character development to plot development; it’s what allows a story and its main character to grow and change and resolve together.  When that bond is broken, even briefly, character and narrative both suffer.  The storytelling becomes confused; the reader’s identification with your lead character is compromised. 

quoted from David B. Coe, 7/6/2009, Magical Words

Remember Vernor’s Law: Every scene should do at least one, preferably two of three things: Develop character, advance plot, and/or fill in necessary background. Character-Plot-Worldbuilding walk together through every aspect of writing. The above quote struck me hard, making me understand why POV choice is so important to a manuscript. If the Character and Narrative are not handcuffed together, the manuscript will not blossom.

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