Here is a handy chart to study before you start writing a novel. 🙂
Mandy Eve-Barnett's Blog for Readers & Writers
Omnipresent -definition: present everywhere at the same time
When we create a narrative, our first priority is to decide on which point of view we want to use, the narrative perspective or mode. First person, second or third. Each has it’s own guidelines and enables us to manipulate the reader into the mindset of the character or characters we wish them to sympathize with. As the author we are the omnipresent voice, the one who directs the action and reveals the plot.
Nathan Bransford wrote about the comparison between the third person omniscient versus third person limited here: http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2012/11/third-person-omniscient-vs-third-person.html
Another good link, which assists with choosing your narrative style is here: http://www.thewriteturn.com/whats-your-point-of-view-how-to-choose-the-right-narrative-perspective-for-your-fiction/
No matter which mode you use, you decide on the direction of the tale and what to reveal and what to hide throughout the story.
Which mode do you use?
Have you tried all narrative modes?
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