Posted by: oneyearbook | April 14, 2009

Another point-of-view quote

Another author talking about the way point-of-view can really surprise you: ” … every story would be told by one of a variety of dodgy and unreliable narrators as each explained their life … That was the idea, then real life came along and spoiled it … [the stories] took on teh form they needed to be told in, and while some were told in the first person and were slices of lives, others simply weren’t. One story refused to take shape until I gave it to the months of the year to tell, while another did small, efficient things with identity that meant it had to be told in the third person.”

This from the introduction to Neil Gaiman‘s Fragile Things, a collection of “short fictions and wonders.”


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