Tag: first-person


Articles / On Writing

Let’s Talk about Sex and Perspective   There are manifold ways in which a sex scene can go wrong. Hello, disembodied motion, I’m looking at you! It can become unbalanced by focusing on one aspect too much. When readers and editors start complaining about robotic scenes this is the problem. It may be unrealistic (Welcome to the Virgin Extreme Sex Olympics!) or rushed (It’s over?...

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Divas Recommend: Issues with the First Person Perspective by Shay Goodman I have a love-hate relationship with first person perspective, partly because of the issues I see when editing and partly because I find it too restrictive. Granted second person, third person, alternating, and omniscient perspectives have their fair share of writing issues too. So what’s an author to do if they love first person...

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Articles / On Writing

Divas on Writing: Issues with the First Person Perspective   I have to admit that I’m a fan of the first person narrative perspective, but it has its problems. So if you are planning to pen your upcoming masterpiece in the first person perspective, there are several things that you’ll need to look out for. Mind reading The first and biggest issue I see as...

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Articles / On Writing

Quick Tip: Characters Aren’t Mind Readers   Back in December, Diva Lauren wrote a quick tip on how readers aren’t mind readers. Well, today, we’re going to take that a step further and discuss how characters aren’t mind reader either. 🙂 This article is for those of you who are writing in the perspective of a character instead of an omniscient narrator. There’s a part of every...

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Guest Post: Finding Your Voice by N. Isabelle Blanco Guest Posts

Today’s guest blogger is author and businesswoman N. Isabelle Blanco, whom I had the absolute pleasure of meeting this past weekend at the Authors in the City event in NYC. Finding Your Voice: Writing in First Person (or Third) by N. Isabelle Blanco No, no, no, and no. LOL, okay, I agree, some authors are a “one-voice” type of writer and should stick to one...

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