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Source: Author’s Echo: The Dragon was the Best Part.

The choice of POV, or Point-of-View, is very important for a writer. Consider this hilarious example from Adam Heine’s blog:

Sleeping Beauty, for example, is not the best choice. She doesn’t make a lot of decisions, and she misses all the good parts. Pretty much her whole story is like this:

Sleeping Beauty (from Aurora’s Point of View)

I was born today. Don’t remember much. I think Mommy was there, some scary people, and — Oo! Sparkly!

[Time passes.]

So after 16 years of being sheltered by my godmothers, I finally met somebody. And he’s HOT! I can’t wait to tell the old girls I’m getting married and they don’t have to take care of me anymore. Wonder if Sir Hotty will let me talk to other people…

Okay, so my godmothers have been lying to me for, like, ever. I can’t marry Hotty McHandsome cuz I’m already engaged. Screw that, I’m outta here.

Hey, a needle. OW!

Not sure what happened. I ran away, cut my finger, and then…Sir Hotty was making out with me? (Still don’t know his name, btw). Turns out I was engaged to him the whole time. Oh well, works for me.

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