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teresa20
10-29-2004, 02:30 AM
I started to write a book on single women. but I started writing as a first party. but I got lost. I not sure how to create a third party in it. I know it as a play but as a book it hard for me.
any help here!:bang :cry

emeraldcite
10-29-2004, 05:49 PM
since you're talking novels, i'll move this to the more appropriate forum.

good luck with your topic!

maestrowork
10-29-2004, 09:43 PM
Same thing you did with a play: you give the character a face, a voice and let him/her speak and do interesting things. The only thing you need to do in a book that you don't normally do in a play is to give him/her things to do -- walk around, frown, jump, etc. Imagine you're directing an actor to act out the play -- you'll have to describe what he does on paper.

Writing Again
10-30-2004, 07:39 PM
Picture what you want to convey about the characters and places in a way that creates the feeling you want within you. Then write that picture in such a way as to invoke the same emotions in the reader.