I'm writing a story in a 3rd person omniscient point of view, but I've never done it before. Does anyone else write in an omniscient POV? Any advice or tips for me?
Anything is appreciated! Thanks!
I write in sort of a 1st person omniscient POV (mostly). For 3rd, I would definitely look at Tolstoy. He does an amazing job with this pov. Very informative to watch how he moves from one character to another.
I like Jodi Picoult's treatment of 3rd person omniscient, she wrote The Pact. There are about five major characters who tell 'the story" of the novel, but ulitmately the pyschological arc is the most complete and transformative for one of them. Each time the perspective shifts to another character, it is a new chapter, so that makes it easier to navigate as well. I just finished writing a book in 2nd person, present tense, The Blue Hours. And I spent the most time smoothing out inconsistiences in person and tense, so its the hard work of being a writer, b/c it can get very technical, but still love it. Hope this helps!