Fourth Person

Scenes from my moleskine

That’s the end of my first and probably last real attempt to write in first person. I gave it an honest go but my narrator just didn’t know enough and everyone else knows too much. Also, I didn’t like my narrator very much. So fuck him, he’s gone. And so is all the work I’d done so far. Time to start all over again.

Phew.

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4 thoughts on “Fourth Person

    • Agreed. And I tried to use that to make it a mystery (a little like The Secret History) but it just wasn’t working. I think a lot of authors try to cheat it and make the narrator more omniscient and hope the reader won’t notice but I wasn’t comfortable doing that.

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