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Im writiing a story from te point of view of one character, but there are things going on with other character?

Im writiing a story from te point of view of one character, but there are things going on with other character? Topic: How to write about me page on blog break
June 17, 2019 / By Tami
Question: that he doesn't know about how would i convey what is going on with other people without making the character know all. For example jim is the narrator but sue who's on his team is thinking so meting that the reader should know how do i say this. Also jim is the narrator but tom who's he never met is plotting on him in the shadows? Thank You
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Rheta Rheta | 9 days ago
If you're writing in the third person, you wouldn't be breaking any rules by explicitly switching viewpoints (e.g. by starting a new paragraph with 'Sue thought' or 'little did Jim know, Sue thought') and then similarly switching viewpoints back to Jim, but that can be quite difficult/jarring if you're not used to it, and isn't really so appropriate if you're writing in first person, so here are some other ideas: 1. Have Sue's thoughts be explained in a letter, blog, poem etc which is separated from Jim's narrative by being on a new page or something. 2. If there are only two people whose thoughts you want to convey, Sue's thoughts could be typed in italic (e.g. Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson) 3. If there are multiple characters whose thoughts you want to convey, and if this will happen quite often (don't do it for just one off cases), you can always split the narrative. E.g. you could have the heading 'Sue' before a bit of Sue's narrative to distinguish that you are delving into Sue's thoughts. An excellent example of this in the first person is Terence Blacker's Boy2Girl and Missing, Believed Crazy. Good luck with you story! :)
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Rheta Originally Answered: Novel character point of view?
1.) An easy way to do it is to alternate their POVs for every chapter or maybe the first five chapters will be Amelia's then William's, etc. Of course, you would have to signify that by beginning the title of the chapter with their name. 2.) In my opinion, I wouldn't want both 1st and 3rd person in a novel since it becomes hard to follow especially since you're already changing character POVs. 3.) Like I said at first, if you signify whose POV it is by using their name as the chapter title then no. Personally I would keep the amount of POV chapters for each even since it would be odd having 90% of the chapters be Amelia's then only 10% being William's.
Rheta Originally Answered: Novel character point of view?
You can either do 3rd person throughout the entire novel (universal control) or you cant do 1st POV You say you want to get into Williams head as well. You can switch it when you start a new chapter, telling your readers that the POV has changed. But if you want her thoughts and then his thoughts together at that very same moment, in that same conversation, I would recommend 3rd POV
Rheta Originally Answered: Novel character point of view?
To get in both character's heads try changing the narrator with each chapter. This is a technique that works for Faulkner in As I Lay Dying, Woolf in The Waves and multiple Louise Erdrich books.

Mildreth Mildreth
You'll be writing in what is known as third person omniscient in that case. This is where you take on a God-like perspective of your world, so you can safely switch between characters at your leisure when you need to describe another's thoughts or what they're seeing. Try not to use first person in this case though - it can come off as awkward and confusing. I read a story once where the author switched to another character's first person view just to tell the readers how handsome the other character was - didn't work!
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Mildreth Originally Answered: I am writing about Jenny character in Forrest Gump film. How should i develop this character?
She was kind of like the saying, 'wherever you go, there you are.' She was always unhappy because she was trying to run away from things, but she was really running away from the feelings and emotions from her father's sexual abuse that she hadn't dealt with. In a way, she sort of sexually abused Forrest, because he was essentially mentally a child himself. She was searching for love but kept ending up a victim. She started dealing with things when she became a parent and felt the unconditional love of her beautiful son. Having a regular job and someone depending on HER for a change, instead of her depending on someone else, kept her more on track and away from drugs. This is just what I got from the film - you should probably also read the book if you need to do a report.
Mildreth Originally Answered: I am writing about Jenny character in Forrest Gump film. How should i develop this character?
I also believe she was abused by her father. She was confused, and used drugs, but she was a compassionate person. Its been awhile since i saw the movie. Yeah run forest run! :D

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