The Author is Omnipresent…


Omnipresent -definition: present everywhere at the same time

Flow Chart

When we create a narrative, our first priority is to decide on which point of view we want to use, the narrative perspective or mode. First person, second or third. Each has it’s own guidelines and enables us to manipulate the reader into the mindset of the character or characters  we wish them to sympathize with. As the author we are the omnipresent voice, the one who directs the action and reveals the plot.

Nathan Bransford wrote about the comparison between the third person omniscient versus third person limited here: http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2012/11/third-person-omniscient-vs-third-person.html

Another good link, which assists with choosing your narrative style is here: http://www.thewriteturn.com/whats-your-point-of-view-how-to-choose-the-right-narrative-perspective-for-your-fiction/

No matter which mode you use, you decide on the direction of the tale and what to reveal and what to hide throughout the story.

Which mode do you use?

Have you tried all narrative modes?

I had to add once I saw this on my facebook page – 

Bob

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16 thoughts on “The Author is Omnipresent…

  1. Reblogged this on The BiaLog and commented:
    An awesome tool to help figure out what you’re writing in. One thing I’d like to add is Omniscient has multiple POVs without breaks. Each paragraph can be a different POV. It’s only head hopping if there are multiple POVs in the same paragraph.

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