Using shifting perspectives in literature

Warning: I am annoyed. Before we begin, let's all agree on something: good storytelling revolves around properly framed perspective. No arguments there, right? Bueller? Bueller? Ok, good. The literary device of shifting perspectives involves a plot that is illustrated through multiple points of view. While I must admit that when used correctly it's not without …

Out of character moments: Making them believable

Character breaks: when done correctly, they not only help to humanize your character, but can also serve to illustrate the onset of personal growth, which┬áis the essence of any dynamic story. When your darlings stagnate, your story suffers. Plain and simple. Out of character moments can be appropriate when someone in your story is faced …