Tag Archives: Voice

Scott Pilgrim’s Such an Unreliable Narrator

One of my favourite movies is Scott Pilgrim vs the World. I’m pretty sure both the movie and the comic book it was based off was written specifically for me because every line and every image appeals to the awesome … Continue reading

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Give Me a Moment

Recently, I was introduced to this amazing short film. I may have been procrastinating the metric tonne of assignments dumped on my head at the time (incidentally, that’s also my excuse for skipping last week’s post) but it’s something that … Continue reading

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Writing in First Person

These days everyone writes in first person. It seems that you can’t turn around without seeing another book written this way. And another. And another. But why this sudden trend of first person? What is this collective madness? And should … Continue reading

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Music to My Ears – Using Music to Create Atmosphere in Your Writing

Music is an often underappreciated way to help tell a story. I’ve just finished marathoning the entirety of Nodame Cantabile (Which is partially the reason why this post is a day late), a Japanese Drama set in a university of … Continue reading

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Dialogue and Why Joss Whedon has a lot to answer for

I love dialogue. For me, the heart of a story and the way you can best get to know characters is through the way they speak to each other and the way they try to communicate with the world at … Continue reading

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Is it really Out Of Character?

One of the worst insults you can hurl at an aspiring fan fiction writer (aside from the ever-popular ‘your father smells of elderberries’) is declaring that their characters are OOC (or Out Of Character for anyone not with the lingo). … Continue reading

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Finding Your Character’s Voice

I have a bad habit of writing in first person. I go to write and through no conscious thought it just happens. Seriously, It’s like I can’t help myself or something. I have a problem. I’ve only got one real explanation … Continue reading

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