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July 3, 2011
Posted at 3:54 pm
Updated: July 3, 2011 - 3:55 pm
 

Switching Voices mid-story

I have been writing Family Feud III in the same narrative style I started writing it in.

I decided to give the reader a "Typical Day in the Life" to one of the main characters. So I've exposed her most intimate diary.

(In the hopes the juicy details will only make people feel like they've had the guilty pleasure of reading beyond the surface of this character).

http://storiesonline.net/series/900/family-feud

Chapter 15 is posted.

Chapter 16 is more of Jamie's voice, in that 2nd point of view.

What do you think? is this a good device to change things up a little, before returning back to the narrative?

I was thinking about going through the entire day this way. It is only lunch time at her school and I've two 15 page chapters out of just that much. So I am not sure about it.

I'd be curious what you think after you read it. I suspect that a lot depends on the context of the story. No one rule of thumb for every type of story.

How does it fit when I do it here?