Friday, July 18, 2008

(46) Inconsistent Point of View

The point of view in any text should be purposeful and consistent. [REVISE]

Point of view is often associated with fiction and poetry, but all writing has someone driving the narration of the text. Writers must be careful to keep the point of view consistent and purposeful.

Note that pronouns often drive the point of view so writers should be careful not to switch among “I,” “you,” and “they” carelessly, for example.