- New writers almost always use 1st person or omniscient narrative.
- 3rd person is more difficult, not more logical
- Don't just add a POV character to add info. Scenes are for advancing the story.
- (This is my favorite) "Readers are like mother cats." If a mother cat has only three kittens and you take one away, she notices. If a mother cat has nine kittens and you take one away, she won't notice. Same with readers. If you have lots of characters, they (the readers) will not really notice/care. If they have only a few characters to attach to, they will identify and care more about what's going on.
- An intrusive narrator breaks POV's voice and does not make you care about the characters
- If you have a good POV it should feel like 1st person when its actually in 3rd.
There was a lot more to the class, it was three hours of POV and Voice, we covered linguistics and how that can help your writing, scene development, character voice and lots more, so I will add to this topic another day. Hope these tips help!