Marie Benedict: Choosing a Point of View for My Novel
Grades: 7 - 12

Video Description: New April 2023! How do you narrow down the points of view in a historical novel when you have so much to choose from? In this interview with Marie Benedict she discusses how she chose whose voice to highlight in “The Mitford Affair,” along with her motivations for writing the novel and the difficulties in crafting a fictional version of Adolf Hitler.

Type of Video: Interview*
Unique Video ID: Tellling Stories-Benedict**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Use the video as students learn about point of view and practice developing point of view in stories they write.


*Interviews feature extended conversation exploring fascinating topics with fascinating people in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.