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.
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:
"Catherine, at this time, we don't handle projects with swearing in them."
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