Saturday, May 2, 2009

The Power of Point of View

The Power of Point of View by Alicia Rasley is a book I've added to my Writing Bookshelf after it was recommended at a recent workshop. The subject was touched on in class but I wanted something more comprehensive and Rasley's book provided just what I was looking for.

Point of view is something I struggled with. It's so much more than just who's telling the story, although that is a big part of it. Rasley gives you the fundamentals, than goes deeper, telling you how to use POV to make your story more powerful. She's a good teacher and has an interesting and easy way of explaining things. Examples and exercises are included.

The Power Of Point Of View: Make Your Story Come To Life
Table of Contents:
1. What is POV
2. POV Choices and What They Communicate About Your Story
3. POV and the Elements of Story
4. First Person
5. Second Person
6. Impersonal Third Person
7. Personal Third Person: Single
8. Personal Third Person: Multiple
9. Individualizing POV
10. Levels of POV
11. Creating Alternative and Unusual Voices

Publisher: Writers Digest Books; 1st. Ed edition (March 11, 2008)
ISBN: 978-1582975245
Pages: 272
Price: $16.99