Method 4 of 4: Create Transitions for Your Readers

Alert your readers to a transition before you do it. A good way to transition is to draw the reader’s attention to the head, or point of view, you are about to enter.

  • You can draw attention to the new point of view by having the character touch his or head. For example, you can have the person wipe sweat from his or her brow, rub his or her temple, or maybe stoke his or her chin.
  • You can transition to a new viewpoint by having the character take the lead in the action and then continuing into his or her thoughts or feelings.
  • Unlike other points of view, you can use onlookers or gawking characters to help the reader understand whose point of view you are using. Phrases like “he thought,” “he wondered” and “she watched” signal the viewpoint to the reader.

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