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Craft of Fiction : Point of View

Discover the right point of view for your story or novel.

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There's a lot more to point of view than first person or third!

One of the most important choices you make when you begin a sort or novel is point of view: Who is telling the story, and from what distance?

Through whose perspective will your story be the most compelling? What limitations and advantages go along with the various points of view?

When you complete this mini course, you will understand the pros and cons of each point of view and how to choose the best point of view for your story or novel.

This point of view mini course includes video and written lectures, writing assignments to help you practice what you've learned and deepen your understanding of the material,and suggestions for further reading. The discussion forums provide a place for you to ask questions, post comments, and engage in a respectful, helpful way with other writers.

About the Mini Course

Mini courses are a great way to explore the fundamental elements of narrative craft, one subject at a time. They are adapted from my comprehensive course, Fundamentals of Fiction. You can take the mini-courses one at a time, or get all eight craft sections when you enroll in Fundamentals of Fiction.

Enrollment Deadline: The current enrollment period closes on December 29th, 2018.


Your Instructor


Michelle Richmond
Michelle Richmond

Michelle Richmond is the New York Times bestselling author of five novels and two award-winning story collections. Her books have been published in 30 languages. She has taught in the MFA programs in creative writing at the University of San Francisco, California College of the Arts, St. Mary's College of Moraga, Bowling Green State University, and Notre Dame de Namur University, where she held the Catherine Julie Cunningham Chair. She has also taught novel writing online for Stanford Continuing Studies. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Miami, where she was a James Michener Fellow. She is the founder and publisher of Fiction Attic Press.


Frequently Asked Questions


How long do I have access to the course?
You will have unlimited access to this course for six months after your enrollment date.
What is your refund policy for this course?
If you are not happy with the course, just let me know within the first 30 days to receive a full refund.
Is this a workshop course?
No, this is a lecture and discussion course. You will not be submitting your assignments for critique by the instructor.

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