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Writing Perspective-What Do You Want The Reader To See?

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What path do you want your reader to walk when you write? How far do you want them to see, and how much focus are you going to give them into the characters in the story?  The more I delve into fiction writing, the more I think of these types of questions.  If I am to be real, I should write as I live, from the first person perspective. I can only see myself, and only see other things or other people when I am in their environment. In writing from this viewpoint, I allow the reader to follow me as the main character, and only see as far as I can.

However, since writing allows many liberties, I rather have the reader be "in the know".  They can see the big picture, and therefore be in on all the action in the story. From this third person viewpoint, the reader holds all the puzzle pieces and just has to fit them together.

A few years ago on my former blog, The Writer Today, I wrote a post (see below) on 'Writer's Perspective' which discusses the different points of …