bibliomancer7 replied to your post: I have an ask I’ve been meaning to send. How do you self motivate to write? I find that actually sitting down and doing the writing bit is difficult for me, any pro tips for making myself stick to it?
Is first person controversial? I love it, as a reader! Anything sucks if it’s not done right, but first person works so well for a distinct narrative voice.
Yeah, I think it is. Well, it seems that way to me, people are always telling me how much they hate first person.
I’ve reached a point now where I feel very very distant from my protagonist if I’m not writing in first person. I feel like I don’t know them the way I want to know them, like I’m just watching them from a distance. I don’t know whose voice I’m speaking in. (Surely not mine! I don’t exist in the universes I write about!) So I want to keep going with this first person present tense thing. New people, different voices, same narrative perspective. I love it, I’m addicted!
While I don’t really understand what actors think about, it’s possible that my love for first person narrative might, if I’m very lucky, have given me something to talk to an actor about should I ever actually meet one in person. Because they do that, don’t they? Climb inside the head of a character and talk using the character’s voice in order to convey a story? I might be wrong.
I might be very wrong. I might, in actual fact, have absolutely nothing to talk to an actor about.
My risk of having to strike up a conversation with an actor is low, but still. One does want to be prepared in case of emergency.