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¬†is the essence of any dynamic story. When your darlings stagnate, your story suffers. Out of character moments can be appropriate when someone in your story is faced with an unusual …