How to avoid repeating ‘I’ in first-person writing – by Louise Harnby…

Your novel’s written in first person. Here are some tips for how to ensure your narrative doesn’t become overloaded with ‘I’ but remains immersive.

What’s covered in this post

  • Why reduce the ‘I’
  • Why ‘I’ still has a place front and centre
  • Focusing on the exterior rather than the interior
  • Reducing the use of filter words
  • Removing speech and thought tags
  • Applying the principles of free indirect speech
  • Taking the ‘I’ out of introspection
  • Balancing ‘I’ with ‘we’

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