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OutWrite Writing Workshop: POV

  • The DC Center 2000 14th Street NW, Suite 105 Washington, DC 20009 (map)

Point-of-view is one of the most complex elements of fiction. Before you begin your novel or short story, you need to know who your narrator is, who the audience is, how the narrative is being communicated, what time has passed between the events of the story and its telling, and what constraints your point-of-view has. Yes, it’s a lot to consider, but understanding the answers to those questions is the first step to writing rich and compelling fiction. In this workshop, we will discuss different types of point-of-view, and the pain and beauty of their various limitations. We’ll read work from published authors as examples and end with a short exercise to get us thinking more deeply about narrative perspective.

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Later Event: January 31
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