Today on Write Better Fiction we’ll cover the Goal of your Point of View Character. Write Better Fiction is a process to help you critique your own manuscript and give yourself feedback. This will help you improve your novel, so you’re ready to submit it to an editor. Check the bottom of this post for links to previous Write Better Fiction articles.
Last week I wrote about naming a scene. This week I’ll cover the goal of the point of view character. Each scene will have a point of view character, and we discussed this in #1 question to ask yourself about plot. ADD LINK
The point of view (POV) character must have a goal. Without a goal, what’s the point?
There are two types of goals:
Internal: The reader isn’t told what the POV goal is.
External: The reader clearly understands what the POV goal is.
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