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    POV's to be killed

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Lifeline, Mar 10, 2016.

    I throw a question out to you all - because I am unsure and would like your opinions before I make my choice.

    I am writing a novel from two main MC's (both POV). A tactical commander and the other his counterpart as leader of guerilla forces. These two are locked in a whole lot of struggles down the road but the details don't matter.

    I want to depict the realities of war, specifically from both high command and from foot-level. Now, the command is covered (MC1). But he sees only what he is eyewitness to, which is not the level of the common soldier. And the guerilla leader (MC2) has a very different 'army' if you can call it that.
    I am currently reading a really valuable account "Quartered safe out there" if anyone is interested. This is written from foot-level, Burma war. It gives me realities which are vastly different from command-viewpoint as in "Company Commander", written from command-level in Afghanistan. Also factual.

    So my question is this. I have one young soldier who has raised his face and become more than a number within the army of MC1. I know he will get killed five chapters down. I could use him, I could make him POV and give this missing viewpoint from foot-level. But would the reader accept? After getting to like him as POV and rooting for him? Because that would result.

    Any thoughts???
     
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    Okay, question solved.

    Sorry for posting prematurely, but apparently my backbrain needs to see words on screen to come up with a solution.
    For anyone interested.. there is now a new POV (and not the young soldier but his mate in their troop). This will provide the POV of a whole half-troop, all 15 of them because you can't separate one soldier from his mates. They will stand and laugh down their noses at anyone who tries to part them ;)
     
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    Lifeline: the resident serial killer.

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    I should add that as signature :D :rolleyes:
     
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