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May 12th, 2009

5:17 PM

How to avoid first person narrative pitfalls

Julie Ann Dawson plays in the horror/sci-fi genre, but I think her advice on first person POV is worth a read, especially if this means I will get to read less boring and meandering romantic urban fantasy stories, heh. She's especially right in how you MUST make your first person narrator interesting to carry the story. In a story written from an omnipresent third person POV, we can have a boring hero and interesting heroine, for example, and the heroine may still be able to save the story. But a boring narrator will sink the story very quickly.

http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.jsp?articleId=281474977680081&nav=Namespace

1 comment(s).

Posted by Elle Parker:

Thanks for passing this along - great information.

Elle Parker
http://elleparkerbooks.blogspot.com/
May 13th, 2009 @ 4:09 AM