A few months ago we published a nice little lesson on narrative point of view that tries to go deeper than the usual I-you-they framing.
The lesson shows how point of view is really about who knows what in the triangular relationship between audience, narrator, and characters. This framing helps explain why each point of view has distinct effects and when you would choose one over the other.
Because it's a little conceptual, we've been working on some supporting infographics—but information visualisation is hard!
Here are some of the original sketches:
Could not be clearer!
Here is a halfway point, where we're finding the execution isn't working but having trouble figuring out why:
Until we arrived at something we're happy with:
And there are a bunch more!
You can find them in the POV lesson or on Pinterest 📌
You'll find more infographics there as we publish them.