Happy Manic Monday, I’m dragging a little this morning after a long weekend of working. ‘Tis the season and all of that … I’ve re-introduced my body to exercise as well so the joints are creaking and the muscles are in spasm. The bottle of ibuprofen is by the coffee pot, help yourself to either. I’m going to curl up in my chair and pick out a good book to read.
And I want fresh blood. No, I haven’t gone vampire but I want new meat. Not werewolf either, new authors who will take these steps along with me and take on the first pov.
Deep 3rd pov seems to be very popular in the market so many writer’s have take this route. Heck, even I have. But how much deeper can you get?
My blogs on this subject are to encourage, not only the new writer but the experienced ones too, and take the plunge. Give it awhirl.
Like in any type of writing the use of pronouns should be done in moderation but with first person the variance with me, my, and I helps. One never has to write I thought, felt, or touched. These are a given. You’re only in one character's head so if there are any theses things they are happening to that character. So leave out the I.
Example: (mind you these are quick)
3rd pov – He touched her sleeve and it felt silky.
1st pov (done badly) – I touched her sleeve and it felt silky.
1st pov (done better) – Her sleeve was silky to the touch.
Hope I made sense and encouraged you to give it a try. A parting note, if you blog, you’re already writing first person pov. :)
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