Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A pause for head scratching

Okay, so you're writing from one POV in a novel. And it's pretty close third-person POV throughout.

First person is more sympathetic. First person doesn't require reminders and tags when you modulate from narrative voice to internal reflection. And first person eliminates a whole slew of pronoun problems.

So remind me again: at page 100, why am I writing my current WIP in close third? I'm sure there's a reason...

4 comments:

Tim Stretton said...

Ouch!

Frances Garrood said...

Would love to help but not sure I understand the question. What exactly is close third? Sounds like a musical term.

David Isaak said...

Hi, Tim--

Well, at least it's something I know how to fix. If I decide I should fix it.

But, yeah. Ouch.

David Isaak said...

Hi, Frances--

Yeah, I guess a "close third" could be the same as a minor third, like C to E flat.

I suppose I ought to put up another post detailing what I mean, since the terminology is far from universal...