17.10: Structuring with Multiple POVs

Your Hosts: Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, Peng Shepherd, and Howard Tayler

In our second micro-structure episode, Peng Shepherd leads us into an exploration of the ways in which the use of multiple point-of-view characters can create a framework within the larger framework of the story.

Liner Notes: In one example we contrasted the single POV Killing Floor, by Lee Childs with its multiple-POV TV adaptation in season 1 of Reacher.

Credits: This episode was recorded by Marshall Carr, Jr., and mastered by Alex Jackson

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Write a scene in your current WIP from another character’s POV and see what changes,  like how the tone of the scene shifts, or what new emotions or information are revealed.

Meet Me In Another Life, by Catriona Silvey

2 thoughts on “17.10: Structuring with Multiple POVs”

  1. This week, the quartet took a look at multiple POVs for structure. At least, Dan, Mary Robinette, and Peng did. Howard might have been working on the B plot. Police procedurals. The Killing Floor and Reacher. Black Sun. Pacing, tension, motivations, characters… there’s a lot to talk about, and you can read it now in the transcript in the archives.

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