Day 16: The 7am Novelist: 3rd Person POV
Discussing 3rd Person Limited POV with Whitney Scharer and Linda Schlossberg
The pros and cons of writing in the third person limited, likely the most favored point of view. What freedoms might it grant you in terms of language and providing context? How might it hold you back in terms of intimacy? Our guests Linda Schlossberg and Whitney Scharer help us find the answers.
Linda Schlossberg received her Ph.D in English Literature from Harvard, where she now serves as Associate Director of Studies for Women, Gender, and Sexuality and teaches courses in gender, literature, and creative writing. Schossberg was the recipient of a 2022 and 2019 Somerville Arts Council/Massachusetts Cultural Council grant as well as the recipient of the Writer's Center 2016 Emerging Writer Fellowship. She is the author of the novel Life in Miniature and the co-editor of Passing: Identity and Interpretation in Sexuality, Race, and Religion, and her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including McSweeney’s, The Belladonna, and Post Road. Her new novel, The Incubator, is represented by Aevitas Creative Management.
Whitney Scharer holds a BA in English from Wesleyan University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Washington. Her first novel, The Age of Light, was published in 2019, and was a Boston Globe and IndieNext bestseller and has been published in over a dozen other countries. Whitney has been awarded a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fiction Fellowship, Ragdale and VCCA residencies, a St. Botolph Emerging Artists Grant, and a Somerville Arts Council Artists Fellowship. She lives with her husband and daughter in Arlington, MA, where she runs a freelance graphic design business and is at work on her second novel. To find out more, visit www.whitneyscharer.com.