Narrative distance

Lesson
Narrative distance
11 pages
Purpose
Learn how to write at—and move between—different levels of narrative distance.
Description
Writers can choose how 'close' to get to their characters: from a detached 'bird's eye' view, to a comfortable middle distance in which we can share feelings and perceptions, to complete immersion in which we experience the world as the character does. This lesson explores each of these levels, the features that make them distinct, and how to transition between them.
Lesson type
Introduction
Genre / Topic
Narrative, Psychological, Psychic, Distance, Point of view