Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Kathryn prefers to write in third person

I don't know why, but I like writing in third person so much more than first. I even like reading books written in third person. I guess I feel like first person needs to be justified--writing a diary, a report for school, a series of letters--while third person is like dropping in one someone's life and becoming an intimate observer for a time. I also don't have to worry about unreliable narrators in third person instead of worrying that a first person narrator is too close to an incident to be able to give an unbiased report.

Mostly I just over think things.

I really wanted to give myself a challenge and write something in first person. I had a manuscript I was working on a couple years ago that wasn't going anywhere, so I began re-writing it in first person. I couldn't believe when the story just started taking off! Now I can't wait for my SCBWI grant application to be mailed this week so I can really delve into my new character's head.

P.S. Can I just say how drool-worthy I think Hugh Jackman is? I loved him as an X-Man, I loved him as a cowboy, and now I love him as a song-and-dance man.

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