Learn about Point of View with Paula Morris

In this module, award-winning writer and teacher Paula Morris will guide you through the demands, contradictions and limitations of point of view as it relates to fiction, although the topics discussed are relevant to creative non-fiction as well.

Module Content

  • What is POV
  • Demands of POV
  • Constraints of POV
  • 1st person narrative

By the end of this module, you will understand the fundamental elements of POV and how it could be applied to your fiction or creative non-fiction project.

Learning Level

This module is part of our LaunchPad series and designed for anyone starting out on a novel, short story or creative non-fiction project.

Please note that you will be able to access the module for 90 days from the day you sign up.

Filming and editing by Clinton Phillips.

Paula Morris

Paula Morris MNZM (Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Whātua, Ngāti Manuhiri) is an award-winning fiction writer and essayist. She teaches creative writing at the University of Auckland, and at schools and in community programmes. Paula is the founder of the Academy of New Zealand Literature and Wharerangi, the new Māori literature hub, and serves on the Mātātuhi Foundation, New Zealand Book Awards Trust, and the Coalition for Books board. She is a former NZSA President of Honour (2020-2021).

Paula Morris author image photo credit Colleen Maria Lenihan

Point of View Overview

We anticipate the module will take up to one hour to complete. You will need internet access and writing materials ready (pen/paper or document open).

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