Thursday, April 14, 2016

Change in POV

I was having trouble with a scene -- no matter how many times I went through it, I wasn't satisfied with the effect. It was slow, wordy, dare I say boring? Aack -- k o d (kiss of death)!

I needed a different perspective, so rewrote the scene from his point of view. And yes, it's faster, less wordy (he's a terse sort) and has an edgy sense to it, something I couldn't pin down when in her POV.

She will have many other tense scenes, but this simply wasn't one of them.

It wasn't pie-making-easy (trying to avoid cliches) to change gender POV in this scene as specific events still need to occur. But I'm happier with the outcome, even though the characters are still in a big quagmire.