Do you struggle with first-person narratives?
I do. Even though it’s my favorite point of view.
I love writing, and reading, first-person point of view stories. But getting it right can be a struggle. I was thrilled to read a recent post on writing techniques from Bookfox.
Writing in First Person: 4 Tricks and 6 Pitfalls
The article breaks down the simple do’s and don’ts that make writing in first-person simpler and easier. And reminded me, there are some wonderful, famous authors who wrote in first-person. In addition to thousands of classic works of literature. Selecting first-person POV need not be a hindrance to good writing.
How these writing techniques clicked for me.
- To find a character’s voice, give them attitude.
- Do not let the narrator be dull. Don’t want to put your reader to sleep.
- Showcase your character’s blind spot. We all have them and so should a…
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