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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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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?


Differentiating character voice is always important, even if you are writing in third person or writing from only one character's perspective. How characters speak should be something that is always on your mind. Its also really difficult to do well. A big part of my editing is rewriting dialogue/thoughts to fit the character's voice better.
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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?


Differentiating character voice is always important, even if you are writing in third person or writing from only one character's perspective. How characters speak should be something that is always on your mind. Its also really difficult to do well. A big part of my editing is rewriting dialogue/thoughts to fit the character's voice better.



Alright then.
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I think it's fine. Have you ever read Etsusa Bridge?

In its third volume, Narita (same author as Durarara and Baccano) switches between the first person and third person perspective when he's focusing on different characters. I think it's pretty interesting.

You can read it here: http://untuned-strings.blogspot.com/2014/12/garuguru-dancing-beast-night-part-1.html
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