Point of View
Multiple books with 1st P.POV or one with 3rd P.POV omniscient?
At first, I thought it might be a new idea, but thinking more on it, and seeing posts here, it's obviously not. My current 'series' of books planned (5 total) takes the first 4 as a 1st person POV of each of the main character covering different starting timelines, and ending at the same point. Each character's personality, thoughts, and individual backstory will be portrayed in their own book. The 5th book, would be a sequel to where the first 4 end off.
There would be some repetitive scenes, with the first 4 books, however, it would show it from a different person's perspective, and thusly give a reader a completely different view of the world seen.
What are your thoughts on the process/idea? Could it work well, or would it be better to write with more of a 3rd person omniscient POV?
My only concern would be how to include the back stories of main characters, obviously I could write flashbacks, or as in some series, write a follow-on book, giving the back stories...so much to think about and decide. It shouldn’t be too hard to switch from the 1st person POV to 3rd if it would work better that way.
--edited by Avmorket Friovaer on 8/8/2013, 12:59 PM--
This is my own personal opinion. I don't know if I could read the same plot four different times, even if it is from four different POVs.
I like how J.R. Ward constructed her Black Dagger Brotherhood series. It deals with the same characters from book to book, with each book focusing on the story of one of the brothers. Each book picks up roughly where the last one left off, and she centers the new book's plot on the new brother. She utilizes multiple POVs to strengthen the main plot and to weave in other subplots as well.
That's just my two cents Good luck!
My current 'series' of books planned (5 total) takes the first 4 as a 1st person POV of each of the main character covering different starting timelines, and ending at the same point.