Archive for May 11th, 2009

May 11 2009

How to Do Multiple Narrators and POVs with Style

I provide advice about how to write novels, comic books and graphic novels. Most of my content applies to fiction-writing in general, but I also provide articles specifically about superhero stories.

1.  Make it clear who’s narrating which chapter. The biggest problem with multiple narrators is that it’s hard to keep track of who is narrating a given chapter.  One way you can fix this problem is by placing the character’s name below the chapter heading.  Or you can use blatant demographic cues.  (For example, someone that starts a chapter by saying “Damn, I hate high-heels!” is probably not a male).  Some publishers even sign off on a tiny picture of the character below the chapter heading.  Do whatever it takes.

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May 11 2009

I’m back!

If you’re a blogger interested in accumulating a large audience, it’s really important to do posts as regularly as you can.  But life sometimes gets in the way.  Anyway, I’m back!

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