Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life

Characters and viewpoints / David Farland

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Characters and viewpoints / David Farland

“One book that I frequently recommend for writers is Orson Scott Card’s Characters and ViewpointI do it for a number of reasons.  First, Scott looks at such issues as whether to write a novel in first person, second, or third; he also look at past, present, and future tense, and comes to the conclusion that it is virtually almost always best to write in third-person, past tense.  Now, that is pretty much the standard for all writers, but Scott makes some very insightful comments on why it is best, which will undoubtedly confound new writers who are tempted to write in first person present tense…”

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Author: SBolithoe

Librarian, author, blogger, presenter, history buff and animal lover.

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