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POV (Point of View): Point of view in literature is probably the biggest single area of novel writing that aspiring writers have problems with. More specifically, they often can’t decide whether to use first person or third person point of view. This can be the single most important decision a writer makes about their novel and if it is not handled correctly it can guarantee a novel’s failure.
Academic writing includes a formal tone, use of the third-person rather than first-person perspective, clear focus on the issue or topic rather than the author’s opinion, and precise word choice. Writers employing the formal academic style avoid jargon, slang, and abbreviations. It is easy, in everyday writing, to come off as a pompous person if you sling big or less often used words around carelessly, but in the academia world it is expected that a person know and utilize a vast vocabulary.
Newsflash: Writing is hard. Rephrase. Writing well is hard. It takes so much freaking practice!
It takes work. It takes planning. It is riddled with disappointment, self-doubt and rejection. If you choose a writing life, you will have to not choose other things. You will redefine success and come to grips with the fact that people assume you have some sort of personality disorder—what with all those unwritten characters and scenes living in your head.
“I don’t have none, I tell you.”
“I can’t do that no more.”
Oh! Here’s a good one! “I ain’t gonna take nothing from nobody.”