One thing that we discussed is narrative authority. I tend to write 'somehow' and 'perhaps' when writing in observant third person and not writing directly from the characters experience. This makes it sound as if I, the god-like narrator, does not know how or why something happens. The character does not know these things, but the narrator definitely does. This is something I definitely want to work on because a vast majority of the stories I want to write will depend greatly upon the credibility of the observer narrator.
This month is a Camp NaNoWriMo month and I am signed up with a 20,000 word goal. Usually I try and crank out the 50K but since the majority of what I am writing right now is coming to me slowly and with much revision and polishing, I figured a smaller goal would be less stressful and much more feasible. I'm curious about my fellow contributors: are any of you participating in NaNoWriMo this month and if so what kind of projects are you undertaking? I am working on my dystopian novel as well as a few short stories that may be lead ins to future novel projects.
© Amanda LaFantasie (Skoora) 2013