Points of View

The novel is being written in First Person, while a lot of my short stories are in Third Person.


See, during the revision process I am finding a lot of “I”s when there should be “he”s, and vice versa. I need to develop some mental trick for separating the two. I do not intend to drop the First Person, as the feel of the mysterious is important to the novel. A good First Person story thrives on the lack of information, feeding it out only as needed to move things along. The author may never truly understand what is going on in the world they are creating, let alone the reader, and a lot of blanks are filled in by the imagination. It increases the interaction between the story and the reader.

So I have to develop a trick of the mind to separate the two.

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