25. Which POV And Tense To Use For YA And MG Novels

Before you start your first draft, you have to decide on what point of view, or "POV", to write in, as well as your story's tense. Do you write in first person or third person, and do you choose present tense or past tense? In this episode, we'll compare different approaches and talk about which options work for Young Adult and Middle Grade novels. We'll also talk about how to achieve a "deep POV", which is important in today's literary market.

In this lesson, we'll cover:

  • Different POV options available to you and their pros and cons.

  • What a “deep POV” is and how to achieve it.

  • How to properly write more than one POV.

  • Which POVs and tenses are used in top bestselling books.

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