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Q&A How can I make a transition from third person omniscient to first person less jarring for the reader?

I'm working on a longish short story (I expect to hit somewhere around 5,000 - 6,000 words by the time I'm through) that starts out in third person omniscient POV, mostly because that allows me to ...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A The opposite sex in first person?

I have been writing about not just one, but two females; sisters. I've toyed with different methods/persons in this, but it seems I've come to an obvious roadblock. I wouldn't call it "writer's blo...

4 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Matthew Paul Chapdelaine‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Please help me improve this sentence...

In a first-person narrative, I’d like to use the following sentence: It took me nearly a decade to write this script, and now I’d pitch it to the top producer in Hollywood. I’m not following ...

2 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Cliff Hangerson Page‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I convey that my viewpoint character is lying?

When writing in the first person, what is a good way to convey that the viewpoint character is lying, without saying so explicitly? My idea is this: "I am writing this as a record of what's be...

2 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Nathan C. Tresch‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to describe the point-of-view character without using mirrors

In fiction, the main character is often the first person we meet in the story. Given that the story is written from his/her point of view, how would you describe what they look like? The classica...

2 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Koen Van Damme‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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