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3 Things Your Novel’s Narrator Needs to Accomplish

3 Things Your Novel’s Narrator Needs to Accomplish | WritersDigest.com.

“For me, it all comes down to the narrator, to the storytelling voice. Narrators don’t simply say what happened. They create a reality, a world that readers believe, keep on believing, and want to keep believing. Whether first, second, or third-person, good narrators make fictive worlds real, which takes a lot of persuasive power—more than all the politicians in Congress. And while the list of persuasive elements is long, here are three small but crucial moves, things that narrators do when they most successfully convince us.”

This is exceptional writing advice and using it will, I think, make a big difference in our work and its impact on readers.

–Malcolm

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