Narration

Talking to oneself…what an awesome concept! Wise words from a fellow writer, Barbara, otherwise known as Keyboard Maven. Because I talk to myself all the time, I can relate to this. Can you?

Barbara Froman

René Magritte, Le Principe Du Plaisir, 1937

I talk to myself. When I shop, cook, read, practice (sometimes), go for long walks—I imagine and comment often unconsciously, no matter who’s around. And I always write out loud…always.

It’s not enough for me to see characters talk to each other on the page, express themselves through inner monologues, or confess their longings in letters; I have to hear them do it. Nothing about them or their situation feels concrete until my ear can process their voices. The same is true for an objective narrator. I have to hear the narration in order to see the scene and action.

I started talking to myself when I started reading, an offshoot, I suppose, of being read to by my parents. When I started school, I read everything I needed to learn aloud; and when I got older, I learned to keep my…

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About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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6 Responses to Narration

  1. Thank you, Nan! Much appreciated. Here’s to those lovely conversations we have with ourselves. Cheers!

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  2. Jules says:

    Nice. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. It’s because we like an intelligent audience! Or that’s what I tell myself anyway, during one of my solo chats!

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