Post by demoncraving on Sept 10, 2013 19:43:56 GMT -5
Hey guys can I get an opinion on this? I want to write in third person omnipresent with like a distinct voice telling the story. I was thinking that voice would be a ghost or a spirit of some kind and that watcher will be in everyone's heads and in fact telling the story of what happens to the group of friends spending the weekend in the house.
I don't think this could work in a longer story but for the novella I'm thinking about I think it might give it an eery malevolent sort of feel. Any thoughts? Suggestions? Does anyone know of any works that have used this?
Post by marielaurent2223 on Sept 10, 2013 20:10:52 GMT -5
I think the third person POV happens to be in Coraline by Neil Gaiman and in The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice those are my suggestions of books. Maybe if you tell from the spirit who possesses the watcher throughout the novella it may work.
I think that sounds like a great POV for your story. It works well for a lot of things, especially if you're going to have a spirit be the one to tell the story, it actually makes sense that it could have the power to get inside the heads of all the characters.
Post by Belladonna on Sept 18, 2013 5:28:14 GMT -5
I think a third person onmiscient would work very well in a ghost story... as you say, the character could have access to thoughts and motives and locations that another ordinary character wouldn't. Sounds deliciously creepy!
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