Jennifer Gilby Roberts

Women's Fiction/Chick Lit Author

The Downside of Writing in the First Person

on June 2, 2014

Christine Duval has written a brilliant blog post about the assumptions people make when you write in the first person.  I completely agree with everything she says and really don’t think I can say it better.

“I once read that when you write in first person and there is anything in your story that is familiar to your life, everyone begins making assumptions. And those assumptions are that your book is an autobiography hiding behind the guise of fiction. “What parts of this story are true?” they wonder. And they try to draw lines between what they know about you as a person, a friend, a mother even, and what they’ve read in your book.”

Read the rest of the post on Connect With Chicklit Club.

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