The Fallible First-Person

The first-person/subjective narrator can be a tricky one. What makes it so tricky us that the narration has to match the voice of the character who's narrating and we can only see what the narrator sees. Original Article From Picking a Perspective: I Speak Therefore I'm Unreliable Centre Stage: The Sight Unseen Narrative Within Narrative … Continue reading The Fallible First-Person

Getting Characters Talking

Dialogue is important when creating characters. How they speak, what they say and what they don't say all tell us things about who they are. Discussing Dialogue: Distinction in Dialogue Frenetic Phonetics Verbal Verbosity Please Mind The Gap Dictating Dialogue: Grammar in Speech Elliptical Ellipses Dabbling in Dialect Backing up Backstory Mixing in Monologue Adding … Continue reading Getting Characters Talking

Jesse’s Studio Gets Internal

Whether writing first-person (subjective narration) or third-person (omniscient narration) your characters are going to have some thoughts. What are those thoughts? How do we get them thinking? And how do we avoid telling too much? This is the first collection of 2016 - 17 articles watch out for more collections coming soon. Getting Internal: What's … Continue reading Jesse’s Studio Gets Internal

Summer Fun…

Now that Fiction Frenzy is over I'm taking a break from daily blogging to perform site maintenance, writer more advice articles, edit Victorian Mistress and begin a new serial. New articles will begin appearing daily from the 13th August. A new serial will begin on the 30th September Check back regularly for news of the Edited and … Continue reading Summer Fun…

Hello Hesitation

We're counting down to the finale of Victorian Mistress and Lot pays a visit to Father Brennan. For past episodes of Victorian Mistress see the Weekly Serial page or Wattpad: @JesseQuill London – 1842 Father Brennan walked down the aisle, knelt and crossed himself in front of the altar then turned and scowled at me. … Continue reading Hello Hesitation

Practice Run

WARNING: A little violence and some threat. Charlotte takes Bran out for a practice run. For past episodes of Victorian Mistress see the Weekly Serial page or Wattpad: @JesseQuill London – 1842 I stayed to the rooftops, following Bran’s progress on the streets below. This time I was supposed to be, not like the days … Continue reading Practice Run

Telling Tales

Freyja tells Charlotte a tale of a puppet master. For past episodes of Victorian Mistress see the Weekly Serial page or Wattpad: @JesseQuill London – 1842 Freyja was sat on the back of the Serpentine with a cream parasol on the ground beside her. She was wearing a deep red dress that went very nicely with … Continue reading Telling Tales

Facts of Life

WARNING: Charlotte tries to keep it clean while telling Millie the Facts of Life. For past episodes of Victorian Mistress see the Weekly Serial page or Wattpad: @JesseQuill London – 1842 I was lying on the chaise lounge reading, and nursing a few bruises, when Millie sidled in, which was usually the sign for ‘I’ve … Continue reading Facts of Life

Transcription

Charlotte tries to do grown-up things and the children are having none of it. For past episodes of Victorian Mistress see the Weekly Serial page or Wattpad: @JesseQuill London – 1842 The problem with absorbing all the police files into my head was that only I could see them. It meant I got to do … Continue reading Transcription

Doing Time

1842 begins with Charlotte caught bang to rights. For past episodes of Victorian Mistress see the Weekly Serial page or Wattpad: @JesseQuill London – 1842 The detective was disappointed. When he entered the cell I was sat cross-legged on the pallet with my hands in my lap and staring at the wall opposite. He stood … Continue reading Doing Time