lihn·zee (noun)

  1. Novice author with sunshine for blood
  2. Avid watcher of movies and reader of books
  3. Connoisseur of deliciousness (whether food or handsome face)
  4. Perpetuator of positivity
  5. Lover of people, regardless of acquaintance
  6. Gryffindor

can be confused with: ridiculous, forgetful, nerdy, over-affectionate, Mormon, libertarian, tree-hugger.


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30 Day Writing Project Meme: Day 3

Explain your POVs and style of writing used.

Third person, limited.

Why? Because I’ve always liked it better. I have personal issues with first person (which, in my mind, is the only other viable option for writing a novel; especially a YA fiction novel) such as the unpalatable redundancy of the words “I” and “me.” -shudder- With third person, you can use epithets (and kennings, to a degree) to avoid repeating she/he as well as their name.

Also, I just find it harder to write because— as with most of my problems— I think too hard. Most of the time I can’t get another word out because I’m just sitting there thinking that this character would not want to tell this story, or describe that necessary detail, or relate that scene. The way I see it, first person is a firsthand retelling by the character, or the reader is sitting in their head. And I can’t write like that. There are things that need to be said that the character wouldn’t notice, or think.

Besides— the story I’m writing right now is pretty well action-driven, not character-driven. (I mean, duh, the characters are an integral part of the all-important story and the action is just a part of the story, but as far as plot and book goes, it’s the what’s-going-on and action that happens to the character that changes and drives the story and keeps the reader’s interest; as opposed to internal conflicts, etc.) And third person is better suited to that kind of story, I think.

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