Choosing the right viewpoint for your story is one of the most important decisions you can make.
There are many options available to you as a writer, each one with their own pros and cons. By taking some time to look at each approach, you'll find the right one that will make your story compelling.
Some of the ways to present your story to readers are:
- Using a Single Viewpoint: telling the story from the viewpoint of the protagonist or possibly a narrator other than your main character
- Using Multiple Viewpoints: Scene by Scene -- allowing viewpoints to shift when scenes change
- Using Multiple Viewpoints: Chapter by Chapter -- waiting for chapter breaks to switch viewpoints
- Using Multiple Viewpoints: Part by Part -- allowing different viewpoints to carry on for extended section of the story
- Using Multiple Viewpoints With Many Characters -- a rotating view point that allows you to develop more characters
- Problems With Multiple Viewpoints -- problems with having multiple viewpoints and solutions to make it work