Community Authors – Creative Writing Lessons – Who’s Showing the Story?

Whenever I teach point of view, I find people understand better if I give them the example of a robot.

So, imagine a robot with a camera for eyes and two microphones for ears, and he can only hear and see what’s around him. If he’s in the basement, he can only hear and see what’s going on in the basement. He may be able to vaguely hear something going on upstairs, but he’s pretty much limited to what’s going on around him.

In other words, his point of view is how we’re experiencing the environment around him, using his senses.
We’re going to come back to this. I just wanted to make sure you understood what point of view is.

Now, before crafting your story, give some thought to what…

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