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Point of View and The Nun’s Dowry

Point of view (POV) in fiction is the perspective from which the story is told.  Two of my novels–The Kingfishers and Gods and Lesser Men–have one POV, the protagonist/narrator, told in the first person, which means only that which he perceives–with the occasional injection of authorial exposition–is available to the reader.  Other characters speak and act–in the third person–but the inner dialogue so important to fiction is “voiced” only by the narrator.  It is both intimate and limiting.  Lucifer’s Promise, currently nearing first draft stage, is told the same way. Continue reading