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If I write a story similar to GOT in first person, would that make readers confuse? Let me know what you think.

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qualeshia3 wrote:

Let me know if a thread like this one exist or not.
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If I write a story similar to GOT in first person, would that make readers confuse. Let me know what you think.

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qualeshia3 wrote:

Let me know if a thread like this one exist or not.
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If I write a story similar to GOT in first person, would that make readers confuse. Let me know what you think.

Enjoy!!!


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So it won't confuse them?
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iambetterthanyou wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

Let me know if a thread like this one exist or not.
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If I write a story similar to GOT in first person, would that make readers confuse. Let me know what you think.

Enjoy!!!


no


So it won't confuse them?


i do not think so
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Many books are written in first person. Why would yours be confusing?
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Many books are written in first person. Why would yours be confusing?


Because each chapter is named after a character. It might confuse readers if I use first person for each character.
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I think you will have to make sure that you are clear about the perspectives (naming chapters is one way to do that), otherwise it should be fine. Why are you writing it this way?
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I think you will have to make sure that you are clear about the perspectives (naming chapters is one way to do that), otherwise it should be fine. Why are you writing it this way?


Because I can't stop thinking about what it would be like to write that way. So, it's okay for me to write a story that way?
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You should make sure to differentiate their voices. Try finding two different books that you like that are both written in first person, but from very different characters. Imagine how it would sound if the character from the other book were narrating it. Think about the things that show that character's personality as they're narrating.

The issue is making sure the reader can tell who's who. That's how to make sure of that.
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sundin13 wrote:

I think you will have to make sure that you are clear about the perspectives (naming chapters is one way to do that), otherwise it should be fine. Why are you writing it this way?


Because I can't stop thinking about what it would be like to write that way. So, it's okay for me to write a story that way?


I think its fine. Its just a bit of an unusual choice.

Lavender makes a good point too. Make sure you put a lot of thought into how each character would speak and what vocabulary they would use to differentiate the characters better.
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You should make sure to differentiate their voices. Try finding two different books that you like that are both written in first person, but from very different characters. Imagine how it would sound if the character from the other book were narrating it. Think about the things that show that character's personality as they're narrating.

The issue is making sure the reader can tell who's who. That's how to make sure of that.


Even though each chapter will be named after the eight characters?
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The key here would be to get in character, like a good actor. That meaning, you must get in your character's mindset. If you do that well enough, readers will recognize the characters perspective (even outside their chapter) and know who is talking.
All in all, I'm interested in this type of story. Here's hoping it goes well!
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sundin13 wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:


sundin13 wrote:

I think you will have to make sure that you are clear about the perspectives (naming chapters is one way to do that), otherwise it should be fine. Why are you writing it this way?


Because I can't stop thinking about what it would be like to write that way. So, it's okay for me to write a story that way?


I think its fine. Its just a bit of an unusual choice.

Lavender makes a good point too. Make sure you put a lot of thought into how each character would speak and what vocabulary they would use to differentiate the characters better.


Alright, I'll try it.

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The key here would be to get in character, like a good actor. That meaning, you must get in your character's mindset. If you do that well enough, readers will recognize the characters perspective (even outside their chapter) and know who is talking.
All in all, I'm interested in this type of story. Here's hoping it goes well!


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qualeshia3 wrote:


LavenderMintRose wrote:

You should make sure to differentiate their voices. Try finding two different books that you like that are both written in first person, but from very different characters. Imagine how it would sound if the character from the other book were narrating it. Think about the things that show that character's personality as they're narrating.

The issue is making sure the reader can tell who's who. That's how to make sure of that.


Even though each chapter will be named after the eight characters?


It's still important - you don't want them to have to keep flipping back to that, do you? Also, if the reader is too engrossed in the story, they'll forget to look at the chapter names - and you want them to be that into it.

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