Choosing the Right POV
Every story lives or dies by who the protagonist and POV character is. Sometimes, it feels obvious, other times you can pick any character in the narrative and tell an equally thrilling story.
Author Bryan Young will show you all the different options of choosing the right POV for your story or screenplay, and, if you’re writing prose, what POV to actually write in.
Bryan will explore ...
- The power of choosing the right POV
- Examples of how a story changes, depending on whose perspective you choose
- Using POV to heighten drama
- Create tone and emotional connection
- The danger of head-hopping
- And more!
[Recorded May 9, 2023]
Bryan Young (he/they) works across many different media. His work as a writer and producer has been called "filmmaking gold" by The New York Times. He's also published comic books with Slave Labor Graphics and Image Comics. He's been a regular contributor for the Huffington Post, StarWars.com, Star Wars Insider magazine, SYFY, /Film, and was the founder and editor in chief of the geek news and review site Big Shiny Robot! In 2014, he wrote the critically acclaimed history book, A Children’s Illustrated History of Presidential Assassination. He co-authored Robotech: The Macross Saga RPG has written two books in the BattleTech Universe: Honor's Gauntlet and A Question of Survival. His latest book, The Big Bang Theory Book of Lists is a #1 Bestseller on Amazon. He teaches writing for Writer’s Digest, Script Magazine, and at the University of Utah.