Point of View w/ Lauren B. Davis, Presented by The Flatiron Writers Room - Dundurn

Point of View w/ Lauren B. Davis, Presented by The Flatiron Writers Room

Learn effective use of point of view in your fiction and nonfiction with bestselling author Lauren B. Davis (Even So).

In this 3-hour class for beginning or experienced writers we’ll discover the opportunities and limitations of the various forms of point of view — omniscient, limited, objective, first, second, and third persons — as well as explore who is being addressed — the reader? Another character? The self? We’ll also look at the point of view mistakes that can seriously derail an otherwise terrific piece of writing. Although geared primarily to the fiction writer, the subject is just as important to the memoirist or anyone working in creative non-fiction.

Through lecture and writing exercises the student will learn how to effectively employ point of view, and how to choose among them.

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About the book: 

A novel that explores the challenge and necessity of loving difficult people.

Angela Morrison has it all. She’s married to a wealthy man, adores her son, grows orchids, and volunteers at Our Daily Bread Food Pantry. What more could she want? More — much more. And she’s willing to risk everything after meeting Carsten, the landscaper with the glacier-blue eyes.

Sister Eileen, who runs Our Daily Bread Food Pantry, struggles with the silence of God and harbours a secret she believes is unforgivable. She yearns to convince Angela she is loved by God, despite her selfishness and destructive behaviour, but in order for that to be authentic Eileen must learn to love her first, and that’s no easy task — especially after Angela causes a terrible tragedy. Through the crucible of their relationship, Angela and Eileen discover how caring for the most difficult among us and practising forgiveness, no matter how painful, opens a door to the miracle of transformation.