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Calling All Experienced Second-Person-View Writers [Edited]

Postby Moradja » Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:19 pm

May I ask for some pointers regarding this type of story telling? What tenses should I use? Should I or Shouldn't I switch POV during story telling?

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Re: Calling All Experienced First Person View Writers

Postby DrG2 » Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:54 pm

most stories written in first person have one POV character throughout. There are some that have a couple of POV characters, typically in conflict w/ each other or opposite sides of a romance.

most stories are written past tense, but there are plenty written present tense, particularly for young readers.

tip: try to avoid filtering verbs. Don't write: I saw a large man enter the room. Just write: A large man entered the room.

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Re: Calling All Experienced First Person View Writers

Postby Moradja » Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:23 am

I see, the story I am working on is probably full of verbs filtering. I use more "You saw a large man enter the room." Back to drawing board I guess.
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Re: Calling All Experienced First Person View Writers

Postby Moradja » Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:25 am

Oh, no. My style of story telling is not first person. A friend just told me. Its a Second-Person-View kind of story. My bad.
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Re: Calling All Experienced Second-Person-View Writers [Edit

Postby DrG2 » Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:39 pm

There really isn't too much written in 2nd person. You might want to read Jay McInerney's Bright Lights, Big City. All of the second person stuff I've read (which isn't much) has been present tense.

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Re: Calling All Experienced First Person View Writers

Postby u.v.ray » Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:42 pm

Out from Murder Slim Press:
We Are Glass - Short Stories.
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The Migrant - novella
Black Cradle - novel


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