Writing: Viewpoint, Perspective, and Time

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Writing: Viewpoint, Perspective, and Time

Postby greenway » Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:19 pm

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Writing: Viewpoint, Perspective and Time “Time” is something that many writers don't think about while writing. Yet it has a vital role in how characters (and readers) perceive the flow of events. It relates to the nature of language and communication, and ties directly to how human beings perceive and rationalize our environment. People perceive events as moving in one direction — forward. Whenever we recall something that's happened to us, we slice up our retelling of those moments into events. That sequence of events is what we consider story. When you think of storytelling in the original tradition of our ancestors, the ...
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