Thursday, March 22, 2012

Guest Post on Writing in the First Person

Fellow Candlemark & Gleam author Anne E. Johnson asked me to write a guest blog about I, Crimsonstreak, and I decided to write about the challenges of using a first-person perspective.
You’ll have to excuse my friend; he’s a little chatty. First person stories become grating when the narrator simply wants to talk. Constant monologues aren’t interesting, and writers must infuse their characters with personality without turning them into monologue machines. Words are precious; don’t let the narrator’s sense of self-importance override your story!
You can read the whole post at the link here.