As a craft technique, nineteenth-century omniscience is mostly brought up these days for the purposes of pointing out that it’s obsolete. It’s old. It’s passé. The presumed authority of the classic omniscient voice is no longer plausible; its sweeping pronouncements no longer ring true. Less God-like points of view, such as first person and limited third—often split into the perspectives… [read this]
About Tim Weed
Tim Weed is a winner of the Writer's Digest Popular Fiction Awards and the Best Travel Writing Solas Awards. His short fiction and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Colorado Review, Gulf Coast, The Millions, Writer's Chronicle, and other publications. Based in Vermont, Tim teaches at GrubStreet in Boston and in the MFA in Creative and Professional Writing program at Western Connecticut State University, and is the co-founder of the Cuba Writers Program. His first novel, Will Poole’s Island (2014), was named to Bank Street College of Education's Best Books of the Year, and his collection, A Field Guide to Murder & Fly Fishing was published in 2017 by Green Writers Press. You can find him at timweed.net and on Twitter @weedlit.