#GuestPost: Finding Your Voice: Writing In Third Or First Person by Rich Douglas
Many readers have asked me why I write in the first person instead of the third person. My answer is simple.
I believe writing in the first person allows the reader to relate to the character easier than the more distant third person. You can experience the characters thoughts, feeling and desires more clearly when the story is written in first person because you are closer to them.
For example, in Vampire World, you really get a feel for what Janice is thinking when she first steps out of the grueling orphanage and discovers Vampire World for the first time, or when she kisses Brett and wins the Fireball tournament for the first time. The only negative to writing in first person is that you are locked into to that character. But if the character is interesting and relatable, it does not matter!
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A popular teen is bitten by a vampire during a steamy night of making out with her boyfriend. After the bite, she wakes up in a cruel orphanage in Vampire World, with no memory of her past. She’s left with very little; only fangs, pale skin and a keen desire for blood.
Marissa, who’s named Janice in Vampire World, escapes the ghastly orphanage thanks to Mr. John FreeCut, an old, benevolent vampire who adopts Janice because he wants to foster children he could never have. He says her parents died in a crash. Beautiful, innocent and thrust into an enigmatic world she has no memory of, Janice must face many challenges. The grueling blood hostess job. The multiple stalkers and creepers who are hungry for her and her blood. The dizzying fireball competition. And most challenging, the fact that she doesn’t look or act like a vampire.
Janice is emotionally overwhelmed. Thankfully she makes some friends, including Brett BloodCut. Brett and Janice are immersed in a passionate romance, and Brett helps Janice adjust to her new world by giving her the love, confidence and knowledge she needs to survive as a vampire. Janice finds a way to succeed in such a problematic world. Things go well for Janice, though not for long. A stranger knows the truth about her past.
Slowly but surely Janice discovers the truth that she is being lied to by the ones she loves. She must learn the secret behind TriFang, and ultimately accept the stinging reality that things are not always what they seem. Could the truth ever be so bloody?
About The Author:
My new novel, Vampire World, is now available. If you enjoy reading paranormal YA fiction, please check this out now.
The Magical Tale of Eliza Felding, Book 1 of a trilogy, takes place in New Orleans one year after Hurricane Katrina. It involves teens, romance and tons of magic.
The Secret of the Dogs is a children’s book about four very different dogs (a Basenji, a Greyhound, a Pomeranian and an Airdale Terrier) who go on a quest to rescue a young boy that is being abused by his father.
I love writing, teaching, storm chasing, traveling and drinking orange soda.
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