As writers, voice is one of the most important parts of our work. It distinguishes us from others, sets the tone, defines our style and breathes life into our words. As fiction writers, the narrator’s relationship to the story is determined by point of view. Sometimes finding this viewpoint comes naturally. Other times, we might have to play around with different narrators in order to find the right way to tell the story. Each viewpoint allows certain freedoms in narration while limiting or denying others. Our goal in selecting a point of view is not simply finding a way to convey information, but telling it the right way. Making the world you create understandable, believable and engaging.
This month, we will be focusing on unconventional narrators. I picked this because I think we can learn a lot from the unusual. It takes us out of our comfort zone and pushes our boundaries.
Examples from Literature
Unspecified Gender Narrator
Second Person Narrators