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RWA ACADEMY SHORT COURSE: Master Story Point of View

RWA ACADEMY SHORT COURSE: Master Story Point of View

Master Story Point of View (POV) - Short Course

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

Nothing puts a potential agent/judge/editor/publisher off faster than head-hopping borne of poor POV understanding, or not using a POV that makes the most of the story structure and emotional drama.

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(s) is best for your story and how to deliver it consistently.

Your POV delivery will be flawless in no time!

This workshop will give you the skills to:

  • Recognise the different POV types and applications.
  • Be able to choose the POV that’s right for your story and author style.
  • Be able to write in first person, third person limited or omniscient.
  • Handle POV changes and multiple viewpoints with ease.
  • Understand the effect of POV on distance, tense and genre.

Sandy Vaile is passionate about making sure participants fully understand concepts, so there will be plenty of opportunities to apply what you’ve learnt to your own work, examples, colourful handouts and free resources.

Pre-course preparation


Course Type


Hours of Commitment

5 - 10 hours

Presenters Bio

Sandy Vaile is a motorbike-riding daredevil who isn’t content with a story unless there’s a courageous heroine and a dead body. She writes romantic-suspense for Simon & Schuster US and empowers modern writers to produce commercial quality fiction. Sandy is an experienced course presenter with a decade of experience in the industry. She 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 competitions, runs The Fearless Novelist Facebook group, and offers mentoring and critiquing services.


Course Dates: 6th September - 3rd October

Cost: RWA-Member – $55.00 Non RWA-Member – $66.00
* Please note, there is a $0.50 Trybooking fee at checkout.

Venue: Online - RWA Moodle Platform
(Course attendees will be notified of access/login details via email from the RWA Academy Registrar a few days prior to the start date of the course)

RWA Academy Courses
PO Box Q740
Queen Victoria Building
NSW 1230
Contact Details:
Claudine Tinellis
RWA Academy Registrar