Date(s) - 12/13/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The DC Center
John Copenhaver, teacher and author of DODGING AND BURNING, will discuss the importance of considering POV before beginning a piece—and how each POV has its positive aspects and its limitations.
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.