I'm going to have to take on point of view soon. This is a multiple pov third person story. I like this kind of story, and I've written a few things this way. But this is the first time I've written something where I have scenes that are equally interesting from several points of view. And in some cases, the scenes almost demand to be written from more than one point of view.
What to do? At the moment I'm just picking the point of view that has the most demanding moments in the scene, and occasionally using a slightly overlapping time line. That is, when I switch point of view, I might recap a bit of the scene before - usually in summary and character thought.
I hope to have time to discuss a few techniques I've seen for shifting point of view. Robert Crais has been combining third person and first person in his novels lately. Philip Craig and Robert Tapply have been doing even more interesting things in their jointly written two-narrator novels. And then there is good old omniscient....
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In Today's Pages: George lets something slip. Karla hears the tune from Charade playing in her head.