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Who is speaking? Character or Writer

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Leon

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V I E W P O I N T
« on: November 21, 2006, 04:22:19 PM »

Viewpoint has its share of blah, blah.

Robert J. Sawyer has excellent examples about viewpoint.

http://www.sfwriter.com/ow07.htm

Leon

P.S.

To all who have read and yet to read my blah about Viewpoint.

My intent was, for anyone interested in reading another viewpoint about viewpoint to, visit Robert J.
Sawyer's web site.

At bottom of the page, click How to Write.

Click on each subject.

Great Beginnings
Point of View
Constructing Characters
Show, Don't Tell
Description
Speaking of Dialogue
Research
Heinlein's Rules
Wordprocessing Tricks
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Charles King

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Re: V I E W P O I N T
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2006, 10:02:07 PM »

Leon, I'm a bit puzzled. Are we talking all PoVs, or just particular ones. ... As for the poll question, it really depends on which PoV the writer is framing the story in, the type of story itself, and the genre even. I think we all inject a bit of ourselves and our lives in the stories we write. It's largely a question of degrees depending on the criteria listed above. (and there are probably many more.) I don't think any other genre offers up the "human condition" on such a dramatic and conflict ridden scale as mysteries. And each of us draws from the pool of our own personal experiences, which probably for most us don't have criminal sources or memories to draw from, so we make it up while at the same time drawing from those experiences we have had on a parallel track. ... Not sure this is what you were after, but there it is.

Charles  8)
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Susan August

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Re: V I E W P O I N T
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2006, 08:16:15 AM »

I'm confused by the poll, but the article by Sawyer was short and clear with good examples.  Thanks for the link!

Susan
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Re: V I E W P O I N T
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2006, 05:06:33 PM »

"Over ninety percent of all modern speculative fiction is written using the same POV: limited third person."

I don't believe the "statistic," because over ninety percent of those who quote them make them up on the spot.  But even if it were true, over ninety percent of writing fads come and go, and over ninety percent of the reading public changes over ninety percent of its collective mind by the time we can join in the fad.

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Re: V I E W P O I N T
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2006, 02:58:38 AM »

I believe only 90% of what Chase says is true.  ;D
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Re: V I E W P O I N T
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2006, 06:25:12 AM »

To all who have read and yet to read my blah about Viewpoint.

My intent was, for anyone interested in reading another viewpoint about viewpoint to, visit Robert J.
Sawyer's web site.

http://www.sfwriter.com/ow07.htm


At bottom of the page, click How to Write.

Click on each subject.

Great Beginnings
Point of View
Constructing Characters
Show, Don't Tell
Description
Speaking of Dialogue
Research
Heinlein's Rules
Wordprocessing Tricks
Cover Letters and SASEs
Self-Promotion
Professionalism

Leon
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Kathy Wendorff

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Re: V I E W P O I N T
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2006, 06:59:58 AM »

Interesting article, Leon -- but what I don't get is the poll. What are we supposed to be voting on?
 ???

Guess you need to be a little more explicit and directive when you set up a poll around here.

Kathy W., who loves to vote
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Re: V I E W P O I N T
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2006, 04:54:03 PM »

Gosh, I voted. Not sure I voted for the one I intended to, though. We need a tie breaker.
Kathie
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Re: V I E W P O I N T
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2006, 10:30:23 PM »

I'd like to pitch in but, what is A and what is B? ??? I like to know what I'm voting for. ;)
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Susan August

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Re: V I E W P O I N T
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2006, 04:56:49 PM »

Could it be that this poll was created accidentally by clicking on create poll instead of create new topic?


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