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Old 04-19-2010, 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Ravenius View Post
when I write 1st person I have to take on a role, my whole thoughts etc. actively change. This same thing happens in 3rd person except it's different and not as intense.
Yes, same for me. My experience is that if a story suggests itself to me by plot, I usually write it in third person. My strongest plots seem to need that versatility. If a story suggests itself to me by character, I usually write in first person. They want to tell their own stories.

Right now I'm working on a third person story, but I'm trying to make it grow from the perspective of one character. So I use phrases that sound like he'd say them, avoid vocab he wouldn't use, etc. I don't know if there's a literary name for that; I just know that it seems right for that story.
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