This part of Writing P.O.V or point of view style, which is part 2, looks at the one of the disadvantages of writing P.O.V style.
However, writing P.O.V style has quite a few advantages, as well as disadvantages, and I’ve explained one of them in part 1. I’ll describe more of the advantages, and at least one more disadvantage, in a future article.
What is writing P.O.V style?
It’s writing a scene or maybe even an entire chapter, although I personally wouldn’t want to write an entire chapter this way – from one character’s point of view. Not from anyone else’s point of view, just this one character’s point of view.
This particular disadvantage of writing P.O.V is, you can’t use dialogue.
It’s written from one character’s point of view, and this character isn’t speaking to anyone.
Instead, he is describing his inner thoughts.
Is it really a disadvantage not to have any dialogue in a scene?
I think so, but that’s just my point of view (no pun intended.)
Another writer might be fine about this, might not view it as a disadvantage, might not be planning to write any dialogue anyway.
If you are one of these writers, writing P.O.V will probably work out fine for you.
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