Friday, August 10, 2012

Friday Round-Up - #213

Janice Hardy guest posts at the Bookshelf Muse. She gives examples on how to smooth the flow of your prose.

Writers: Do your paragraphs sound like lists? How do you detect the problem and fix it?

Readers: Do you prefer books written in first person or third person?

Have a blessed weekend!


Dorothy said...

I love a well written book in first person. Siri Mitchell does this really well, and made me want to dabble in first person myself after that.
Most of what I read is in third person and I like that too, but there's something about a well written first person account which really grabs the reader.

Have a wonderful weekend, Susan.
Dotti :)

Loree Huebner said...

The flow comes naturally, but I do check my work by reading it out loud. You can hear the flow, or lack of it.

Nancy said...

I did like the place where the author started the paragraph with what I guess is inner dialog. What a lot of work, and yet, I'm sure it helps things flow.

I don't care whether it's third or first person as long as a first person account doesn't have too much thinking involved. Sometimes it can get heavy handed.

Ruth Schiffmann said...

I'll have to click over to The Bookshelf Muse. Thanks for the link.

I prefer first person lately, but if it's a good story, well told, it doesn't really matter either way.

Karen Lange said...

I love The Bookshelf Muse! So many goodies there. Thanks for the link. :)

Have a great weekend,

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Dotti - I've read a couple of Siri's books and liked them very much. I prefer third person, but a good story in first person puts you in the character's head.

Hi Loree - Yes, reading a sentence out loud will emphasize any problems.

Hi Nancy - Interesting. I thought most people liked a lot of inner dialogue.

Hi Ruth - Like you, I'll read both. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Hi Karen - Me too! They always inspire me.

Susan :)

Janet Smart said...

I love the Bookshelf Muse and visit there often. I am a writer and a reader. I like writing in first person.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Janet -

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. The Bookshelf Muse has provided inspiration more than once for me. :)