1. lyethia

    lyethia Member

    May 29, 2009
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    Introducing a Second POV

    Discussion in 'Plot Development' started by lyethia, Aug 13, 2009.

    Soo I was about 15% through my novel and I realized...I really want to write the novel with a split POV. The majority will be through the main character's eyes, in third person, whereas I'd like to insert a second POV in diary/journal format ("I said, I liked...etc."). Is this too disconcerting? Should I stick to third-person through the whole novel?

    Any feedback is welcome!
  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    You can have journal entries as block quotes. If you do that, you can either show the character making the entry, or you could use a journal entry at the head oif each chapter. Neither of these would really be a POV switch, but could serve your needs.

    I wouldn't recommend doing a real narrative shift to first person in the narrative body. The difference in the "feel" of first vs third person doesn't make for smooth transitions.

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