August 2013

Narrators – reliable or otherwise

The aspect of writing fiction which is perhaps hardest to grasp when you are starting out, is that you have to choose someone to tell the story – and that person might not be you. In fact, it may well be easier if it isn’t. I was walking in the mountains recently with a good friend who kindly let me rabbit on for far too long about my current struggles with voice and narrator and point of view, and after I’d exhausted both myself and, I suspect, her, she told me that as a reader, she’d never even noticed any…