On the Inside Looking Out – Writing in the First Person

On the Inside Looking Out – Writing in the First Person

The first person is a difficult gift for a writer, it’s a complex knot of challenges and benefits that can sometimes take several attempts to untangle.  It’s a brilliant conduit right to the heart of the narrator of your story — you can monitor every...

Graham Swift Puts Himself under Pressure

I seem to be in quotation mode at the moment, moving seamlessly from Scott Fitzgerald yesterday to Graham Swift today, but with good reason, because where can you learn to write except through the work of other writers? Swift says, “I favour the first person. ...