POV (point of view).
It can be a struggle, especially for authors still trying to find their ‘voice’… like me.
First person POV or alternating POVs among lead characters seem to be the standard or preferred. I read them, but I prefer Third Person Close because I like to know what everyone is thinking, not what someone assumes they’re thinking.
I’ve read books where I loved the second lead, all the BFFs, the parents, nosy neighbors… even the antagonist.
But the lead hero/heroine/protagonist?
Just wanted to push them into oncoming traffic.
And this character that I’ve come to loathe gets to tell me their story their way.
Flip the script and I cringe re-reading things I’ve written… the head-hopping is epic. It’s a fine line, and a struggle—writing that person, that character who gets to tell the whole story… as it relates to them.
And, make them interesting, likable, and flawed so at the very least readers won’t want to push them into oncoming traffic.
I give my characters a lot of room to tell their story.
But if I get annoyed… I’ll kill them off myself.
NaNoWriMo Day 11 word count – 1885
Total – 21,777 / 50,000