Get essential information on the most common points of view used in writing today
Understand how nontraditional points of view can offer interesting opportunities
Make a connection between the story you want to tell and the best point of view to capture your reader
Examine published works and complete exercises to enrich your understanding
About this course:
In this three-hour seminar on point of view, we explore the various choices available regarding point of view. We discuss the advantages and disadvantages of first-person, the various third-person perspectives, as well as some of the less-frequently used angles such as second-person and first-person plural. Students leave this seminar with a new understanding of the choices available to them regarding point of view and how it affects the stories they write and the presentation of characters' interior lives. Students gain the necessary tools to determine which point of view works best for this interior exploration through examination of published stories and through exercises related to their own work.
Winter 2024 Schedule
Date & Time
Saturday 10:00AM - 1:00PM PT
Future Offering (Opens January 20, 2024 12:00:00 AM)
Enrollment opens two weeks prior to the event. Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.
This course is held via video teleconference. Instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at the course meeting time as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation.
Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Sat Feb 3, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
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