As much as I hate to admit it, I’m guilty of some of this. A good reminder to myself to pay more attention. I’m reblogging this from Catherine Wolffe’s Blog. A short while back I posted information about her new book Wolfen Secrets, which is now available. Thanks, Catherine.

Catherine Wolffe

This post is well pressed from Writers in The Storm.  Check out this valuable information from Janice Hardy, who shares writing resources on her blog The Other Side of the Story.


Decades ago, a detached, omniscient point of view was all the rage. Readers wanted to be told a story, so the stories read as if someone was indeed telling them. That style faded as readers sought a more immersive read, and tight points of view became popular.

Regardless of who the narrator is, that’s the person the reader experiences the novel through. A tight first person narrator, an omniscient third, a limited third, it’s all filtered through somebody’s eyes. Sometimes this filter is invisible and the reader doesn’t feel any distance between her and the point of view (POV) character. Other times the filters are obvious and the reader feels the wall between her and the…

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