Day 19: The 7am Novelist: Multiple POVs
How to handle multiple POVs
How to handle multiple perspectives, voices, and even timelines in your writing and not lose your reader (or drive yourself nuts). We have two fave authors helping us out: EB Moore and Mark Guerin.
EB Moore, a metal sculptor turned poet, published a chapbook, New Eden, A Legacy, then thanks to Grub Street’s Novel Incubator, switched to being a novelist. Her first two books, Stones in the Road (Kirkus starred review, ‘One of the Best Books of 2015) and An Unseemly Wife are dark stories based on her family with Amish roots in Lancaster Pennsylvania. Her third novel Loose in the Bright Fantastic will come out in the fall of 2023, the story of gray-haired Maggie, who, thrilled to escape her children, embarks on a quest to reclaim independence. Moore, the mother of three, received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and The Vermont Studio Center. She lives with her partner in Scarborough Maine.
Mark Guerin is a 2014 graduate of Grub Street’s Novel Incubator program. He also has an MFA from Brandeis University and is a winner of an Illinois Arts Council Grant, the Mimi Steinberg Award for Playwriting and Sigma Tau Delta's Eleanor B. North Poetry Award. His debut novel, YOU CAN SEE MORE FROM UP HERE (Golden Antelope Press, 2019), was the December, 2019 selection of the Nervous Breakdown Book Club and was a semi-finalist for the 2019 Faulkner-Wisdom Novel prize. A contributor to the novelist’s blog, Dead Darlings and to Writer’s Digest, he is also a playwright, copywriter and journalist.
Read more about the Rashomon effect, based on the story and later film of the same title (though sometimes also called “In a Grove”) by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa: https://artofnarrative.com/2021/02/21/the-rashomon-effect-how-to-use-it-in-your-story/