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Problems with action scenes in first person.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:56 pm
by Sturek

Re: Problems with action scenes in first person.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:17 pm
by williamadams

Re: Problems with action scenes in first person.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:09 pm
by Sturek
Alright, i feel like that was a lot of words for no actual help.

also, you do realize you are not supposed to mix view points right...

Re: Problems with action scenes in first person.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:19 pm
by williamadams

Re: Problems with action scenes in first person.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:28 am
by pls

Re: Problems with action scenes in first person.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:21 pm
by williamadams

Re: Problems with action scenes in first person.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:38 pm
by cynicalwanderer
I agree with pls. Frequent head-hopping with little or no transitioning is the mark of an inferior writer. Changing viewpoint should ideally be done only at the point of a natural scene break, and if you absolutely must show two or more POVs within one scene, then at least use mini-transitions such as a couple of blank lines to help cue the reader in to the POV change. If you ever leave the reader confused as to who the POV character is or should be at any given point, you've failed.

Re: Problems with action scenes in first person.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:17 pm
by williamadams

Re: Problems with action scenes in first person.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:04 pm
by pls

Re: Problems with action scenes in first person.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:19 pm
by williamadams