Jun 3, 2011
Wannabe Writers #52 (Dual Narratives)
Where I am in the writing process: Unpublished! And still currently speed-writing the first draft of the novel I'm calling ELIXIR. I reached 42K yesterday! Yay, so I wrote 6K in the last week. That's pretty much amazing for me. :) My goal is to finish by the end of June.
My current problem(s): The book that I'm working on is a dual narrative. Guy/Girl alternating voices. I pretty much love when authors do this and so I'm giving it a shot. Simone Elkeles does this especially well. And I think my girl voice is pretty strong, but I'm more worried about my boy voice. I'm not a boy, so I'm hoping that Jack comes across sounding manly. Haha. Or at least notably different from Kylie (the girl). Here's how I'm trying to do to differentiate between the two characters: I have a set of common words each character uses. The girl character discribes things in more detail, noticing stuff I don't think a boy would. Only the girl character uses ly discriptions. Ex: Kylie says seriously a lot! Jack rarely uses the word and if I have to use it for him then instead of 'seriously' he would say 'in all seriousness'.
My question(s) this week: Can you give me more ways to differentiate between the two seperate voices? How to write in a male voice?