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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

MEGAN READ ME

sorry, this is an entry to megan of litary life. due to my inablilty to comment her (no FUCKING clue why) i have had to make a post to reply to one of her blog entries.

megan you were saying you were finding it difficult to get around the problem of describing a scene without nameing your protagonist.

here is my proposed solution, put into practice with the sentance u gave for an example-

"They stood like that for a minute or so, before Penny, softly and slowly, drew her hands from her waist. Penny reached up to her face, and cupped it."


'They stood like that for a minute or so, before Penny, softly and slowly, drew her hands from her waist. Penny reached up to her face, and cupped the beautiful features of the woman standing in front of her.'

hope that helps you out dearie!

LOVE

Helsinki

3 comments:

Megan said...

love you!
thanks sweet!
x

Megan said...

ps you can still enter my comp, ill mail it to your parents :P

http://bookworm-megs.blogspot.com/2009/06/competition-reformed-vampire-support.html

:D

The Enigma said...

Sorry. Totally third party comment here. Forgive me.
I would just like to suggest that perhaps, if megan is having trouble naming her character, to write the story in second person point of view. Very rarely done, but if done well, can be pulled off into a classic. John Marsden's "Creep Street" and "Cool School" does second pov particularly well.
First person perspective can also work in a similar way as you will never have to give a name to the word 'I'.
Unnamed protagonists can make a story quite interesting as the author can totally spin the story around. What the reader thinks is two humans can be quickly changed into two animals with the concluding sentence of the narrative!!
Sorry. I'll butt out from now on!!