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  1. KateEnglund

    KateEnglund Member

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    writting from two perspectives can you warm to the characters?

    Discussion in 'Character Development' started by KateEnglund, Nov 30, 2011.

    Hi sorry i havent written on here for a while I've been quite busy. But I've got a quick question. When writting my first book would it be ok to write from two peoples perspective? would the reader be able to warm to both people? I have already written quite alot and I can warm to my characters but thats because I know them both. I know in the book 'we need to talk about kevin' was done like that but they wrote letters to eachother didnt they? (I read the book quite a while ago and cant remember and have since leant it to a friend and never got it back). It is my first 'book' but I am finding it easier to write this way. Thanks for any replies Kate x
     
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    In one of my WIP's I am writing from the perspective of two characters. They're not people, but I haven't had any complaints so far that either character is difficult to warm to (and quite a few people have read a bit of it so far). I suppose it depends on how you do it.
     
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    I see no reason why you can't warm to both. Like anything else, it depends on how it's done.
     
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    I also say you should go for it. There is a book in my hand right now called The Clockwork Three, and it's written from the perspective of three different characters, and I had no trouble warming to all three of them. It's actually a good book.

    Just so long as the characters are likeble by the reader, them I think it will work out fine.
     
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    I have done this many times with no complaints. In fact, I do it to keep one perspective from becoming to bland.
     
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    This puts an interesting spin on, "There are two sides to every story."

    But yeah, go ahead and give it a shot. As long as both characters are fleshed out well then people shouldn't have a problem warming up to both.
     
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    I don't see why not. There's lots of books where there's multiple povs. It makes it interesting to see it from different perspectives.
     

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