WHAT???S YOUR POINT OF VIEW?
Whenever I start a book, my hardest decision always involves Point of View.
I’ve done it all:
– Many POVs, first and third person (Dead Lovely, My Last Confession, The Devil’s Staircase, Bloody Women).
– One POV in first person, plus one POV in third (The Donor)
– One POV, all in third person (Hot Flush and The Shot)
– One POV, all first (Amelia O’Donohue is SO not a Virgin)
Im 38 pages into Cry, and so far it’s all one POV in third person.
Question, is – what next? Do I stay with her? That’s hard – I’d have to find original ways to get information in, and it might lessen the regular jolts that help deliver pace and energy.
On the other hand, some readers find changes of POV irritating, and I’d hate to piss people off!
What do you think? Does jolting from one perspective to another annoy you when you read?
How do you prefer to write?
What’s your point of view?