Story Techniques to Avoid

The Ink Screen

Today we will take a look at some story techniques that don’t fare particularly well with the audience.

Too Many POVs.

This can significantly slow down the pace of your story and bore your readers. Too many POVs means there is less time for your audience to connect with the key characters in your story and you run the risk of your readers losing interest because they do not care about all of the other characters. This only tends to work in ‘epic’ series like Game of Thrones, but YA tends to focus on one central character because it’s through them that the reader connects with the story. Make sure you don’t keep on swapping between POVs every few paragraphs, that can be confusing and irritating, it also takes away from a scene, particularly during an action sequence. When using multiple POVs it would be best to switch perspectives at…

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