Would You Trust A Viewpoint With Shifty Eyes

WHILE YOURE WRITING YOUR OPENING and then going on into the beginning of your story, you'll need to settle two things right away:

Whose viewpoint is going to control the storytelling?

How are you going to fit in (or manage to leave out) background information if, as I've advised, you've begun in the middle?

I can only talk about one of these at a time, but pretend I'm talking about both at once, because both need to be decided at the same time, namely right away. This chapter is on some fundamental choices regarding viewpoint. The next one is on handling exposition.

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