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by taylormillgirl
December 29th, 2009, 10:28 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What's your preference re: internal monologue in 3rd ppov?
Replies: 18
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Re: What's your preference re: internal monologue in 3rd ppov?

I used the italicized method in my novel, but now after reading several examples in "Self-Editing for Fiction Writers," I'm torn. I really like the seamless flow of option B.

Decisions, decisions.
by taylormillgirl
December 29th, 2009, 9:27 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What's your preference re: internal monologue in 3rd ppov?
Replies: 18
Views: 3337

What's your preference re: internal monologue in 3rd ppov?

I'm in the seventh circle of revision hell. Among many other things, I'm questioning the way I've indicated internal monologue for my characters. I'm curious what your preference is. A. Italicized thoughts in first person present tense: "Yes, sir." God, you're such a jerk. B. Third person: "Yes, sir...
by taylormillgirl
December 28th, 2009, 9:08 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What is more impressive?
Replies: 14
Views: 3006

Re: What is more impressive?

The answer is easy for me. I'd rather produce 1 quality novel than 5 mediocre books. It's just the way I am. However, I wish I could "let go" and behave more like author #2. I tend to spend way too much time agonizing over finding *just* the right word, turn of phrase, etc. and it's like digging a h...