marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

first and third

The fun thing about writing little vignettes is that they may call for a first-person point-of-view who gets to make comments and express attitudes in a way a third-person narrator can't, but. . .

That may not work for a longer work. There's only so many works you can write from the main character's point of view, and I concluded for two of them, I had chosen wrongly, and needed to switch.

Harder than it looks. Attitude paragraphs had to go entirely and have all their info-dump slithered elsewhere. But even in passages where the difference is not obvious, there has to be a reworking.

Tags: exposition, point of view, revision, writing technique

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