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About using a narrator's voice...
 
Andreas van Haren - 04:20am Jul 1, 2008 PST

How important is it to use a narrator in a mystery novel? Is it out of date, or maybe should it not being used because it slows down the speed of the reading? I used it maybe to much in my first children book. When I read it back now, 4 years later, I notice that the main character gets to much comments of the narrator in the way he speaks and does thing. How do others here use the narrator?


  • Good question... by Fran Hinkel - Jul 2, 08 (#1 of 6)
  • I know that In the Holmes stories, a 1st person... by Andreas van Haren - Jul 2, 08 (#2 of 6)
  • Where are all of our writers?.. by Fran Hinkel - Jul 9, 08 (#3 of 6)
  • As a rule of thumb: 1st person past for lots... by Rich Will - Jan 26, 09 (#4 of 6)
  • So, okay, maybe this is irrelevant, but an editor... by Barbara Bassett - May 2, 15 (#5 of 6)
  • Hmm, so maybe the editor's reasoning was off but... by Fran Hinkel - May 14, 15 (#6 of 6)

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