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CHOOSE YOUR PERSPECTIVE: FLOW CHART

Use this flow chart in conjunction with Lesson #2 of the How NOT to Write a Book eCourse to
outline your writing perspective decisions for your novel. Keep it handy while you’re writing!

I am writing in I am writing in I am writing in both
FIRST PERSON THIRD PERSON 1ST & 3RD PERSON

I will show one I will show many
perspective perspectives

I will show many I will show one
Number of first person perspectives: ___________
perspectives perspective
Number of third person perspectives: __________

Order of perspectives:
Number of perspectives: _____
__ Even alternating
__ First half/second half
Order of perspectives:
__ No pattern
__ Even alternating
__ Other: _______________
__ First half/second half
__ No pattern
How will you distinguish between perspectives?
__ Other: _______________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
How will you distinguish
_____________________________________________
between perspectives?
____________________________
How will you transition between characters?
____________________________
_____________________________________________
____________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
How will you transition
between characters?
____________________________
____________________________
____________________________
What tense will your writing be in?
___ Past ___ Present ___ Both

CONGRATULATIONS
Now start wrtiing!
What tense will your writing be in?
___ Past ___ Present ___ Both

CONGRATULATIONS
Now start wrtiing!