Fundamentals of Fiction: Point of View
with Amanda Skenandore
Tuesday December 19, 2023 1:00pm US Central time • 1½ hour webinar
One-time Zoom webinar
Beginning to intermediate fiction writers
Point of view, or the lens through which you tell your story, is more than just a simple decision between first, second, or third person. It affects the voice, clarity, and emotional impact of your story. This workshop will examine the pros and cons of each point of view and discuss how authors can use this literary device both creatively and effectively to enhance their stories.
Using examples from across genres, we’ll explore how authors employ point of view effectively—and not so effectively. We’ll discuss how to avoid “head hopping” and the effect of narrative distance on a scene. At the end, you’ll not only have a deeper understanding of this fundamental aspect of fiction, but you’ll also have the confidence to explore, experiment, and identify the best point of view choices for your writing.
Everyone enrolled in this webinar will receive a copy of the recording afterwards, so you can review it later in case you missed it.
Tuesday December 19, 2023 1:00pm US Central time — 1 hour 30 minutes
How this workshop works
This workshop is a live Zoom webinar. Sign in from anywhere in the world and participate live as the instructor conducts the workshop, with time for Q&A at the end.
Free for Scribophile Premium members • 1½ hour webinar
About Amanda Skenandore
Amanda Skenandore is an award-winning author of historical fiction and a registered nurse. Her debut novel, Between Earth and Sky, won the 2019 American Library Association's Reading List award for Best Historical Fiction. Her third novel, The Second Life of Mirielle West, was a Reader’s Digest Editor’s Choice, Hoopla Book Club Pick, and 2023 Silicon Valley Reads selection. Amanda’s works have been translated into multiple languages. She lives in Las Vegas with her husband and their pet turtle Lenore. She can be found online at AmandaSkenandore.com.
Tuesday December 19, 2023 1:00pm US Central time
1½ hour webinar