Your Story’s Point of View: Picking the Right Person

Picking the right person… No, this is not about dating. This is about narrative person, which I wrote about briefly in the context of narrative mode. I mentioned a few narrative modes and how they were used by their authors. To review, narrative mode has three components: Person – First (“I”), second (“you”), or third […]

Making Sense of Narrative Mode (and Tense)

Sometimes writers talk about what “tense” they’re writing in: third-person past, first-person present, or whatever. This is actually called “narrative mode,” not just tense. The tense is the past, present, or future part of the narrative mode. And the narrative mode encompasses more than just person and tense.