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10. POV's

     ***This chapter is not meant to insult any fandom members that may write like this***

 

     Okay, so today's topic is POV's. Now, sometimes is essential for authors to write stories using multiple Points of Views, but other times, it's unnecessary. 

     If you have a story with multiple POV's, take a look at it and ask yourself, "Can I simply tell the story from the main character's point of view?" 

     Now, I'm not ranking specifically on fan fictions, but these are the types of stories I see most often with these problems. No offense, but I really do not need to know how EVERY member of the band/group felt about what happened.

     You don't need:

Ashely's POV

     I walked into the room and the boys turned to look at me. I took a couple of steps forward, nervously twirling my hair around my finger. The butterflies were flying at rapid speeds inside my stomach and for a second I was terrified I was going to throw up all over my idols. How embarrassing would that be?!

Liam's POV

     She walked into the room and took my breath away. From the moment I looked up and laid my eyes on her, I knew I had to make her mine.

Harry's POV

     I glanced over at my mate Liam and knew he was thinking the same thing I was.

Niall's POV

     She got me with her uncertain walk and her nervous smile. She was even twirling her hair around a single finger. This girl was the cutest fan I'd ever seen. I needed to know her name.

 

     You don't need all those confusing POV's when you can just generalize from the narrators' point of view. Or if you're feeling a little bolder, you can try writing the story from third person point of view (more information on First and Third Person Point of Views coming up in a later chapter.)

 

     What the above mess should look like, if you take away the POV's:

 

     I walked into the room and the boys turned to look at me. I took a couple of steps forward, nervously twirling my hair around my finger. The butterflies were flying at rapid speeds inside my stomach and for a second I was terrified I was going to throw up all over my idols. How embarrassing would that be?!

     I frowned as I noticed the expressions all the boys wore. I couldn't decipher what they were thinking as they looked at me, but I was positive I was blushing. 

     A small smile formed on Liam's face and I gulped. His smile was amazing, utterly amazing. 

     Seconds later, I noticed Harry glancing over at him, a serious look on his face. He looked as if Liam had wronged him in some way. Nervously, I took a step back and avoided eye contact with all of them.

     "What's your name?" asked a low voice. Slowly, I glanced up and found Niall grinning at me. I couldn't help but smile back as he waited for a response.

     "Ashley," I answered shyly.

 

     Now, maybe it's just me, but the second version sounds more like a story. It flows better because of the continuity of the narrator and it let's the reader think about what each boy might be thinking, instead of outright telling them.

     Of course, everything I write are merely suggestions. I am not telling you how to write, or how not to write, I'm just trying to make you aware of how your writing looks to other people or how it will be interpreted. 

     Until next time! 

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