A question to writers.how many points of views can you use?
Topic: How to write a mythical story
June 26, 2019 / By Rhonda Question:
I am thinking about writing a story about a guy
it will be set in a fantasy world
i was thinking of doing it from three different points of views, his mothers, the girl he is getting married to and the girl who he is in love with.
is three points of view too much?
what do you think?
this isn't definite its just a working idea atm
any advice i would be grateful for
what mythical creatures are not overused
like i dnt wanna do vamps and i don't wanna do werewolves, i was thinking elves but i dunno? any humanoid mythical creatures you can think of i would be grateful for, just for inspiration,
Best Answers: A question to writers.how many points of views can you use?
Millicent | 4 days ago
You could make as much as you want as long as the flow is clear and there is coherence and unity. Don't make it confusing but make it surprising and interesting.
the ones you have given really sounds great and interesting. Imagine, a different girl to be his wife and another girl he loves? You can make it work as long as the plot revolves around the guy.
mythical creatures would be a spice for your work. Right-- don't use vampires and werewolves it'll be hard to tell what the main story is about because vampires and werewolves has their own story right?
elves, and centaurs, creatures as sidekicks, antagonists, and other roles would be great.
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As long as you can justify using each viewpoint by thinking through how this makes the novel richer, and don't repeat too much plot from each person's viewpoint that sounds absolutely fine.
And maybe you could get a mythology book from a library to find a suitable creature - or even make up your own based on some exaggerated human characteristics.
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The best book I've ever read (Magician - Raymond E. Feist.) had something like 6-8 different view points at different times. So three is hardly any. Although if they were first person view points more than one would just be confusing.
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I'm writing a book and I was thinking of 3 but I thought it was so much so I'm cutting it to 2. It really doesn't matter how many, but how much it says and how much it is clear. But I'd say 3 is about the max. I'm no expert though.
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For first person, I would recommend two points of view at most. After that, it just gets confusing. And there are a lot of popular books with two points of views. For example "Nick and Norah's infinite playlist" and "Will Grayson, Will Grayson"
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Originally Answered: Writers: Is it okay to write from two MC's points of view?
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When you're writing in third person, you can choose either limited or omniscient. If you choose limited, you'll still be following only one character's thoughts and actions at a time but you'll instead be using "they" "she" "he", etc., so it's a little pointless. If you choose omniscient, you'll be following both at the same time. Imagine your narrator as a character outside the story at all times looking down on everyone and everything. They can see every character's thoughts and actions, but they never once mention themselves. Understand?
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