When you are writing in a character’s point of view, can you describe that character’s face or part of themselves that they can’t see?
For example, in a scene written in Ian’s point of view, can the following be written?
Ian blushed and his freckles turned orange.
My thoughts . . . Ian might know he’s blushing from the physical sensation, but how could he know his freckles turned orange?
So if you agree that this isn’t the right way to convey the image, then what?
Perhaps I could:
– Have another a character make fun of the orange freckles.
– Have another character say, “I know you’re lying. You’re freckles are turning orange.”
Do you have any ideas how to get around this?
Thanks for reading . . .