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Types of narration infographic – 6 narrative POVs

Types of narration and POV play a crucial role in your story’s overall dramatic effect.

Types of narration and POV play a crucial role in your story’s overall dramatic effect.

What is a narrator?

The narrator is the character whose point of view frames the entire story.

Here is a handy infographic explaining 6 kinds of narrator. When you’re finished reading, try the The Now Novel ideas finder – it will help you plan your narrator and other characters.

6 types of narrator - Narration infographic

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If you want to know more about types of narration, read our best posts on the topic. Go here to read all about the unreliable narrator and how to use this narrative device. Another of our best articles on narration examines the difference between unreliable and omniscient narrators. And here are 5 examples of narrative from famous books that show how to use narration for core story purposes such as characterization and creating rich setting.

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70 replies on “Types of narration infographic – 6 narrative POVs”

hi i’m writing a book but i am having trouble its a horror story i just wanted to ask for tips or thing i should do

Hi there,

Thank you for asking. One way to ensure clarity would be to have a new chapter or scene break each time the narrator switches and put their name as a heading. This way it is immediately clear to the reader who is telling the story. Faulkner does this in As I Lay Dying which has 15 narrators in total.

This was very helpful, coupling this information with this short video I’ve linked below really helped me with analysing “Neon Genesis Evangelion”, Thanks!

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