Why Choose the First Person Narrative Voice?

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There are many and varied reasons for choosing to use the first person voice (I, we, she/he) instead of the third person (he, she, it/ they/them). Here I’ve looked at five reasons you might wish to use the first person.

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What is your protagonist wearing?

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What we wear is an outward expression of what we are like inside – culture, family, personal likes and dislikes, how we feel about ourselves… and lots more….

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Writer’s Block

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Surely every writer suffers from writer’s block at some time in their writing lives. After all, none of us are robots! This feared and dreaded affliction is a part of the creative process – ditch diggers don’t get ditch digger’s block, carpet layers don’t get carpet layer’s block, but writer’s block (all joking aside) can be a very real problem. And there are levels of it, because writing is creative – it’s an art, not a science…

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