POINT OF VIEW OPTIONS (part three)
Determining which POV technique will work best for your story is one of the most critical determinations you will make. So choose with care. Look for good examples of each POV choice in your favorite novels. Then take a look at the POV in your work.
If you feel constrained by the limitations of the point-of-view option you have chosen, try a different one and see if you like it better. If you’re not sure what POV to go with, try one and see how it works. You can always change it later.
Implementing Your POV Choice
Once you’ve chosen the point of view option you will use for your novel, be consistent throughout the manuscript.
For example, if you are writing in third-person point of view, beware of second-person statements in the narrative.
Incorrect: When they asked for directions, the answer was so confusing that you could never find your way.
Correct: When they asked for directions, the answer was so confusing that they could never find their way.