Join us Saturday, October 8th at 7pm for The Write Stuff - Using point of view to serve your characters and your story with Susan Sanford Blades. This session is part of The Write Stuff new virtual series focused on writing craft in various genres.
Using Point of View to Serve Your Characters and Your Story
“The essence of the novel (not its failure) is that it comprises multiple, fluid and shifting points of view.”
—Douglas Glover, Notes Home from a Prodigal Son
Writing a novel from multiple points of view can be a great way to allow your reader access to all of your characters and the world you’ve created for them. In this talk, Susan Sanford Blades will explain how to choose the best point of view to represent each of your characters, in the situations you place them in. Using her novel-in-stories, Fake It So Real, as a guide, she’ll explain how and when to use a close third-person, first-person, and second-person point of view to best serve your characters and the story they’re telling.
Susan Sanford Blades lives on the traditional territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən speaking people, the Xwsepsum/Kosapsum and Songhees Nations (Victoria, Canada). Her debut novel, Fake It So Real, won the 2021 ReLit Award in the novel category and was a finalist for the 2021 BC and Yukon Book Prizes’ Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Her short fiction has been anthologized in The Journey Prize Reader: The Best of Canada’s New Writers and has been published in literary magazines across Canada as well as in the United States and Ireland. Publications are forthcoming in Gulf Coast and The Malahat Review.
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