Friday, February 20, 2015

The wonder of POV diversity

Michael W. Davis

No, I’m not talking about when your editor screams through the screen, “Stop switching Point Of View!” I refer to the remarkable diversity of views and perspective provided by the posts published on our TWV blog. In any month we have 28 different authors sharing their perception of topics related to life, love, oh yeah, and on writing too. Sure sometimes you see similar topics discussed. But that’s natural. Certain concepts rattle around in the writer community like support groups, critique readers, story research, self-promotion, POV (yeah, the one we all get yelled at about). After all, we just passed 1300 posts, almost 100,000 views and a five year life span (roughly 70% of blogs die off the first year). Yet, if you scan back in time, it’s amazing the diversity of topics, angles, shaped experiences of the posts provided by our cadre of authors.

I doubt anyone would ever make it all the way back to the very beginning of our blog with 1300+ posts. Many of the original 28 have dropped out of writing for a multitude of reasons, yet we always have new blood waiting in the wings to share their unique POV. Even the core old timers that continue their writing career with all the bumps and bruises of authorship, they still offer new seeds, new venues, new “I never thought of that.” Indeed we are lucky to have such diversity. Well done team.


Julie Eberhart Painter said...

Thanks, Mike. I'm proud to have been a part of TWV these last few years.

POVs, aka slants on life in this case, are many here because we have males, females, and all ages are represented.

Also, we owe thanks to our iinternational ontributors and commenters.

Keep it coming folks.

Liz Fountain said...

I love the community here at TWV: the authors, commenters, readers. Diverse POV's, definitely, and united in offering support for the whole writing endeavor.

Thank you Big Mike and all the TWV crew!


Anonymous said...

Ditto ladies.