Do you see the bunny under the chair? S/He is there, I promise. S/He is much larger now than he was when this pictures was taken. I have moved the chair. The bunny still goes to the same spot and s/he is still happy to visit that spot to eat his/her fill.
Now if I were to write a story about this scene I might write it from the point of the bunny, the chair, or the plants. Wow, I bet the plants are terrified of the bunny!
I could even write the story from the point of each of these. I know a plant and a chair is not what you would think of as a character in the story. Though a plant is alive and a chair made out of wood was once alive, they are not considered to be capable of thought.
Still, I could write a story from the point of view of each the bunny, the chair, and the plant. Call it creative license. Call it fantasy. Call it Manee Trautz being Manee again. I could write this story from all three points of view and I could switch back and forth from one point of view to the other.
Now, how will you know which character is the main focus? Well I could start each section/chapter with the character’s name. I could write the first sentence in such a way that the character is mentioned, i.e. the bunny was shaking…. but in truth I think it might be possible to switch characters simply by switching fonts.
I could do this. I have seen this in other books. For example, I believe Legend, written by Marie Lu, had a different font for Day then it had for June (seriously cool names for the main characters). In the book that followed one character was written in a different color than the other.
I read this series a long time ago so I don’t remember exactly what the colors were, but I think they were likely to be significant.
Anyway…. I am in the process of getting my book ready for publication.
I have many main points of view, so to speak, in my book. There is a narrator, there are dreams, and there is the central story line. There are also fairy tales and letters.
I was thinking it would be good to have a different font for the narrator, the story, the dreams and the letters. The only question is, which font?
I learned that Times New font and Arial are good, but I don’t know which others to use and for which. Does that make sense?
So, my question is… which font do you prefer and do you even care?
Have you found a change in font to be helpful or distracting in other books you have read?
Please share your thoughts with me.