Margie Lawson

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Master Story Point of View

Recognize and write the POV that suits your story

Choose and use the right Point of View to showcase the emotional drama and intrigue in your story.

Industry professionals are quickly put off by head-hopping borne of poor POV mastery, or POV that doesn’t make the most of the story structure. 

The voice of the character who is telling a story, shapes the way readers connect with the action and participants, and during this workshop you will unravel the sometimes-difficult choice about which POV to use and how to deliver it consistently.

Your POV delivery will be flawless in no time!

This workshop will give you the skills to:

  • Recognize the different POV types and applications.
  • Choose the POV that’s right for your story and author style.
  • Write in first person, third person limited/omniscient/deep.
  • Handle POV changes and multiple viewpoints with ease.
  • Understand the effect of POV on narrative distance and genre.

This workshop suits beginner to intermediate fiction writers who need guidance about which POV to use and how to deliver it correctly.

There will be plenty of examples, exercises to practice on, and opportunities to apply what you’ve learnt to your own work. This popular workshop combines colorful presentations with handouts to keep, personalized feedback and plenty of opportunities to apply what you’ve learnt to your own work. 

Curriculum includes:

  • Understanding genre norms and why they exist.
  • Making an educated decision about which POV is right for your story.
  • Go deep POV vs perspective vs head hopping.
  • Explore and apply first person POV.
  • Explore and apply third person limited POV.
  • Explore and apply third person omniscient POV.
  • Explore and apply third person deep POV.
  • How to handle POV changes.
  • Working with multiple POV characters in one story.


“I credit this teacher with a quantum shift in my writing. I can literally see the difference! I’ve learnt so much from you over the last twelve months and my writing just goes from strength to strength working with you.” Nina Campbell

“I am excited that I can see the issues and finally understand where to focus.” Jane Lee

“You are the only course teacher I’ve stayed in contact with and one of the reasons is because you adopt your students like little writing baby ducks. It’s awesome to have you in my corner.” Mindy Graham

“Sandy is unfailingly kind, sharp and able to explain everything in a way that enabled me to apply it immediately to my work.” Ava January “Love, love, love this class! Highly recommend it and worth every penny. I appreciate how Sandy broke each aspect down and provided examples. She was very involved in providing quality feedback and asking great questions that spurred me to think deeper about my WIP.” EmilyK150


Sandy Vaile

Sandy Vaile is a motorbike-riding daredevil who isn’t content with a story unless there are a courageous heroine and a dead body. She writes romantic-suspense for Simon & Schuster US and empowers modern writers to produce novels they can be proud of (and that get noticed by agents and publishers).

Sandy is an experienced course presenter with a decade of experience in the industry, and prides herself on providing a nurturing learning environment that enables participants to truly absorb the material and apply it to their own work.

In her spare time, Sandy composes procedures for high-risk industrial processes, judges writing competitions, runs The Fearless Novelist Facebook group, and offers coaching and critiquing services.

Also connect with Sandy on Facebook and YouTube.




Get POV right

March 1, 2023

Sandy's class was super helpful at not only making sure you've chosen the right POV for your WIP, but she further explains and gives concrete examples and feedback on your work.

Megan Ganesh

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