I'm writing a first person novel and need advice

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I'm writing a first person novel and need advice

Postby Her Argus » Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:58 pm

Well, as I said I'm writing a first person novel,the other one is sorta first person. And I can't think of other ways to start off most of the sentences instead of using "I". please help! Thank you! :D

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Re: I'm writing a first person novel and need advice

Postby shadowwalker » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:55 am

Well, instead of "I drove down Wilshire" maybe "The car rattled down Wilshire". Not a great example, but you need to move outside the person for actions. I've only used first person a couple of times for short stories, and I had to keep reminding myself that the character was the narrator, not an ego-maniac.
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Re: I'm writing a first person novel and need advice

Postby Her Argus » Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:42 pm

thank you thank you thank you!! like I said I'm writing one and I really needed some help. I have it posted if you want to read it. thanks again!


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