I’m studying Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft by Janet Burroway, specifically her chapter on point of view and Tom Jenks’ quote hit me as something true, something I should strive to do.
Here it is–in hopes it speaks to you too. “The use of point of view is to bring the reader into immediate and continuous contact with the heart of the story and sustain him there. Point of view is the proscenium, the transparent window through which the reader views the story” (163).
Burroway, Janet, et al. Writing Fiction: a Guide to Narrative Craft. The University of Chicago Press, 2019.