Impersonal Writing

Take a look at any newspaper article and you’ll have a good example of what impersonal writing is. That works well and good for a reporter as they are just stating the facts about a particular situation. However, if you are a creative writer, then you need to instill some personality into your writing style. That is the very essence of creative writing.

First Person Point of View

When writing a novel, the personalities of your characters need to shine through – otherwise your story will fall flat. You need to get right into your protagonist’s head and into his/her point of view. Writing in first person will help you to do this. You’ll notice that urban fantasies and young adult novels often use this approach so that the stories are up front and – well, personal.

Omniscient Point of View

Yes, omniscient point of view is quite often used in novels, but while it may seem easy – it’s not.

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The best omniscient writers are those that infuse that omniscient voice with a personality as well. Many children’s books like The Narnia series by C.S. Lewis and the Fablehaven Series by Brandon Mull are two examples of wonderful novels written in the omniscient voice

Stick to impersonal writing if you are writing non-fiction. That’s where it works. If you are writing fiction, work on instilling the characters with their own personality.

You won’t be sorry.

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