Literary pet peeves

hallieod at indigo.ie hallieod at indigo.ie
Mon Feb 10 08:00:51 EST 2003


>On Sun, Feb 09, 2003 at 07:49:02PM -0000, Dorian E. Gray wrote:
>>  Margaret said...
>>  > My husband's is the point-of-view switch in mid-paragraph. I believe he
>>  > still treasures a copy of a particularly crummy novel in which the
>>  > author managed to switch point of view in mid-*sentence*.
>>
>>  Those drive me nuts too, though I don't think I've seen many of them in
>>  published novels.  Lots and *lots* on the workshop. :-)
>
>Oh, they annoy me too.  I see it a fair bit in fanfic.  I think I am
>more annoyed by PoV switches than I used to be.

'Sfunny, but I remember someone complaining on r.a.b.c. about there 
being too many PoV switches in _Magicians of Caprona_.  I didn't 
agree at the time, and still wouldn't imagine I would, though I'd 
need to reread it to figure out why exactly.

Hallie.


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