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    Adding information in first person

    Discussion in 'Plot Development' started by MrOutCastX, Mar 22, 2016.

    I'm working on writing a story, but I'm having a problem.
    I want to make it first person and follow the main character around in his quest to rescue his love, but I need to include details about the villain and the girl's imprisonment in order for the story to make sense. So, I need to figure out how to incorporate those events in the story without my MC knowing. I was thinking about possibly doing a couple chapters in the antagonist's point of view, or switch over to third person for a chapter or two here and there, but I don't know what would work. Any ideas?
     
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    Just have a couple of chapters told from the antagonist's point of view. Pretty much the standard go-to for stuff like this, no one is going to think less of you or your writing for doing it.
     
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    That's what I felt would fit best, but I've been reading a bunch of books on writing and none of them specifically mentioned it.
    Thanks for the reply! I'll try it out and see how it works.
     
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    If you write both 1st POV and 3rd POV.. keep watch for scene transitions. Else the reader gets easily confused..
     

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