Shifting Point of View, Shaping a Work of Fiction
In this workshop, we will look at the way a character’s blind spots can be revealed in POV shifts, and also what Fernanda Melchor calls the “experimental ego that is character development.” What happens in a novel when a writer experiments with multiple egos at once? How do those simultaneous experiments shape the narrative that develops?
Idra Novey is the author of Those Who Knew, a finalist for the 2019 Clark Fiction Prize and a Best Book of the Year with over a dozen media outlets including NPR, Esquire, BBC, and Kirkus Review. Her first novel Ways to Disappear won the 2017 Brooklyn Public Library Prize and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction. She teaches at Princeton University and in the MFA Creative Writing Program at NYU.