Point of view (POV) is a course in itself. Seriously. There are so many facets to think about with point of view – and many of them must be decided before you even begin to write your book.
Telling your story from the WRONG POV is very easy to do.
Imagine writing an entire manuscript in the wrong POV? All your scenes, all your
narrative, everything that happens won’t work
. Your story will lack tension and conflict. The POV character’s goals or motivations will be weak or uninteresting. Your story’s pace will be sluggish and unfocused. The setting, description, and inner story will all be affected because the wrong character is giving us the
information–likely information that your reader doesn’t need or care about.
How do we get started on figuring out the best POV for our stories?