Browsing All posts tagged under »third person«

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

It’s Not That I Want to Eat Your Brains, I Just Want to Be Inside Your Head

January 17, 2012 by


I have this problem. I’m a little too fond of people’s brains. Not in zombie way, in a… I want to crawl inside their heads and rummage around sort of way. (I was going to reassure you that I didn’t mean you, I meant my characters, but you know what? If I could I’d go […]