Browsing All posts tagged under »POV«

Incendiary Device

October 31, 2013 by


So you know how a couple of weeks ago when I first started thinking about the new book I said this story was really small? One character.* One drama. One POV. You remember when I said that? Turns out, I was wrong. Because there was a second character.** He’s always been there. Always been important. […]

Important Decisions Should Not Be Based on Laziness or ‘Because it’ll Make Me Laugh’

October 3, 2013 by


Right now I’m trying to figure out if this new story is in third person or first and if it’s about a boy or a girl because I’ve got chunks of text in basically every permutation. When I start writing something new I tend to simply use ‘he’ and she’ because it’s the easiest way […]

Conspiracy of Microbes

September 18, 2012 by


I feel… unbalanced. Or Wizards does.* Partly this is because I just wrote three scenes from Gray’s P.O.V. in a row (I kept shifting to Jamie and then muttering ‘no’ and flipping it) but mostly I think, it’s because I’m sick. I’m still working (mostly) but I’ve lost my perspective. Yesterday I wrote the next […]

Don’t Do It. For the Love of God. Save Yourselves.*

May 14, 2012 by


So last week I asked a couple of people to read a third person version of the first chapter of Wizards, to see how they felt about it. And received from one the most conflicted response I’ve ever had, and from the other a voice of passionate loathing for the new version. Apparently the first […]

Being the Voice in Someone Else’s Head

May 8, 2012 by


So, I think I definitely could switch Wizards to third person. Because I had an idea about how to do it and I think it could be good… The plan, weirdly, has a lot to do with swearing. Or at least, where the swearing occurs.* That sounds odd but… okay, look at it this way. […]

Alice in Space

March 2, 2012 by


Wizards is written in the first person. Mostly to make it easier for me to lie to you. This is probably a terrible reason. And, yeah, it’s also because I realised when I started writing for Wizards that the story choices I make are different if I’m writing in third person than they are if I’m […]

The Exciting Adventures of Not-Harry and Charles Watson

August 16, 2011 by


Still haven’t worked out names for the main characters. Can’t keep calling them Not-Harry and Charles Watson, it’s disorienting. Am therefore having discussions like this: “How about ‘Larry’?” “You want her to name him after a stooge?” “My sister’s named after a hobbit…” I was gonna stick another scrap of it in here cause I […]