Authorial Omnipotence

The most common perspective for novels and other stories is one of authorial omnipotence. It also happens to be a point of view that I strongly dislike.

The basic idea is that in the world the author has created, they know everything. The storyteller is privy to what happens between characters and inside of them, at the scene of the action and away from it. Any way that the story can be advanced is at their fingertips, and the characters have to contend with the author as some kind of a deity.

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