Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I recommend against writing from a first person view with strongly accented narrative. I wrote the piece for Scirririn several years ago with a first person view, and with a narrative that would have felt right at home a backwoods person that was raised by cross-eyed raccoons. The problem was that somebody reading it for the first time was unable to relate to that style of writing. Even though at the time that I wrote it, my mind could follow the style, and understand her completely. Years later I go back to it and wonder whatever possessed me to try it with that style. It is a tedious process to pull enough of that garbage out while retaining the important aspects of the story, and have it come out as a readable story.

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