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Point-of-view is often taught to us as if we were fifth graders. First person, second person, third — how useful is all that? In practice, POV is a near-infinite series of decisions that fiction writers make word by word, clause by clause. How do you select and organize details? How do you write about feelings? We’ll look at POV as a multi-dimensional web of super-complexity. If you’re working on something, bring in a few pages. If not, don’t worry. Either way, we’ll do some reading, writing, and merrymaking.
Anthony Doerr is the author of four books, The Shell Collector, About Grace, Four Seasons in Rome, and, most recently, Memory Wall. Doerr