My current work has various point of views, and as I’m doing a re-write, I’m in and out of these POV quite often in one sitting. Some days I flow smoothly between them, others it’s harder for me to transient back and forth. In a sense it’s like role-playing, becoming each character, walking, talking, and thinking like them. Each character can’t only be unique in my mind, it must come across on the page as well.
Today is one of those days where I’m having trouble changing characters. I have to stop, get up from the computer, walk around for a while, and then come back. If I’m still stuck, I’ll go back and read the last scene with his or her POV. That usually does it. I have had days where I skip a particular POV if I’m just not feeling it. I don’t need to give myself even more re-writing to do!
How about you, any tricks to switching POV?
side note: I would still love to have some recommendations on published bloggers whose work you’ve read and recommend, so if you have one, please share it on my last post.