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palmer



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Regina wrote:
lol i think that was a brain fart- i meant present tense Embarassed


As God is my witness, I saw it in John Wood's book on the subject.

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Regina



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John Wood said write it in first person?

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Yes. I'll look it up for you when I get a chance.

His brain must have farted also.

Nevertheless, I'm not going to do it.

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palmer



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Got it:

"Even though your novel may be written in the third perosn, write your synopsis in the first [his italics] person to give it a feeling of immediacy... (p. 141, Attention-Grabbing Query & Cover Letters, John Wood).

But I don't see how this is possible. For one thing, the example he gives for introducing characters are third person. And -- just think about it -- how would it read?

Yet he does say it and italicise it.

Go figure...

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