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Mar
28th
2016

The Difficulty of Third Person "Objective" · 10:14pm Mar 28th, 2016

At this point, I am mostly here to complain.
Those who have been reading my story "The Last Illusion" may know by now what I am talking about. The story is read out of a book. The book writes itself. But, "most" of the time, it is not a character. In fact, it seems literally incapable of treating itself as one.

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Mar
18th
2017

Who's on First. I Don't Know is on Third. (Thoughts on Writing in First Person) · 1:08am Mar 18th, 2017

Besides the above being an obscure Abbott and Costello reference, the title of this short essay describes a difference between the narration of first person and third person stories. You know who is telling the story written in first person; it's the main character of the story. In a third person narrative, you usually don't know who's actually telling the story.

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Feb
3rd
2016

First person or third person? · 9:12am Feb 3rd, 2016

Ugh I can't decide. This is the main thing keeping me from writing. I don't want it to be the generic cringy human in equestria with like me talking about it, but when I do third person it feels just as weird cause I overuse him, his, he, he's and etc. I used at least 6 different of those in like 2 sentences. And I just feel like the third person takes away from the experience. Man I just don't know. What do you guys think? Give me advice in the comments (if anyone actually reads this).

Feb
13th
2016

Practice is Good · 8:07am Feb 13th, 2016

Some of you who follow me may know that I am a published author, though no where near as successful as I want to be. Yes, I have a day job.

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Oct
4th
2020

Handling Points of View with Grace · 6:15am Oct 4th, 2020

I’m pretty sure that all of you have read more than one story in your life, and I’d bet that most of you noticed that stories can be told from a variety of perspectives. If you prefer a somewhat fancier term, such a perspective can be also called a point of view (POV for short). Types of POVs, their usage, and common pitfalls are what’s this miniguide going to be about. Just like in case of the guides previously published here (and archived in my blogs), this is meant primarily for beginners

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Jan
31st
2018

Being a Better Writer: PoV Strengths · 12:09am Jan 31st, 2018

Welcome back readers, to Being a Better Writer! Yes, it's a day late, but I warned you guys. Unfortunately, I have that part-time job, and sometimes that means they want me for most or all of Monday.

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Aug
15th
2017

Writing Again... · 10:40pm Aug 15th, 2017

Hi everyone, how are you all?

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Nov
10th
2018

Be an Author: Dialect · 7:40pm Nov 10th, 2018

How much should you use dialect or constructed language? Very little. Note that I did not write not at all.

By dialect, I mean implying a southern drawl, or using specific words that imply a regional accent like “Darling!”1 or “Don’t ya know?“ or “A?” or “Brilliant”. By a constructed language, I mean everything from completely made up words to totally made up grammars. This includes writing in English but using a foreign grammar like Spanish or Japanese.

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