Friday, June 4, 2010

Omniscient Voice

Some thoughts when you're trying to decide your voice -- Gems from Nancy Kress, Write Great Fiction.
  • Most flexible
  • Presents “all knowing” perspective
  • Author speaking directly to reader
  • Harder to do well
  • Facilitates author interpretation (not in character’s head) ie author intrusion
  • Focus is on author’s contemplation of events, rather than participation in the events
  • Directs reader’s focus
  • Con: fragments the story
  • Con: distants reader from characters
  • Con: demands higher level of prose
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