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Writing Group / Writing about things I have no experience with
« on: December 02, 2005, 01:49:10 PM »
In particular: knife fights. I want a knife fight in my story and found some great websites for reference, but would any of you have ideas?

Books / "Knife of Dreams" idiosyncrasies
« on: November 01, 2005, 02:19:14 AM »
And the award for most frequently used description of random characters goes to:

"...whose nose had been broken more than twice..."

Rants and Stuff / Question about TLE Historical Item
« on: October 19, 2005, 03:46:29 PM »
Would any of you happen to know...

I've noticed that in recent issues of The Leading Edge that the editors call it Leading Edge, without the "The". It's also this way on the covers. It has changed without warning.

When did this happen, and why?

Writing Group / First Person POV
« on: October 05, 2005, 01:29:17 PM »
There was another first person POV thread a while back, but I wanted to ask a more general question.

What do you guys think generally of writing in first person? It doesn't seem that many novels are written in first-person. I understand that fp limits the storyline, but it also enables the reader to know the main character on a deeper level. Personally, I like that, but then broader plotlines can't be fleshed-out.

Example: What if Robert Jordan only wrote fp from Rand's pov? That would cut the story down considerably (but then would that be a bad thing?). We would see more of what he thought and his actions on an inimate level. But then of course we would only be seeing the other characters through his eyes and wouldn't know them as well.

So I guess my question is, when is it good to write first person pov, and when should one expand the storyline with third person?

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