Understanding narrative style in a novel is an essential skill for any professional fiction editor.
This course introduces beginner and developing fiction editors to narrative viewpoint, tense and voice, and teaches you how whose perspective we experience a story through influences what can be reported.
By the end of the course, you'll understand the following:
> What narrative style is
> The different narrative viewpoints in fiction
> How tense affects narrative style
> Distinctive narrative voice
> The impact of narrative distance
> What head-hopping looks like
> Viewpoint characters, focal characters and protagonists
> How to guide authors and demonstrate your expertise
Edit and communicate with confidence
I'll teach you the foundations so you can identify problems, communicate the solutions, and guide your clients towards a better reader experience.