Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Point of View - Illusion

Toni Morrison is so much in the news these days, especially with her new book coming out. Here's a quote of hers that's worth noting:

There should be the illusion that it's the character's point of view, when in fact it isn't; it's really the narrator who is there but who doesn't make herself known in that role. What I really want is the intimacy in which the reader is under the impression that he isn't reading this; that he is participating as he goes along.

Progress On My Second Novel

The main problem in my second novel is drawing out the female protagonist. She is 21, admitted to a psych ward of a hospital after a suicide...