How To Survive Writing The Unreliable Narrator #MondayBlogs #AmWriting #Writers

Excellent advice! 😉 ❤
Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too.
You can watch it on YouTube or go to my home page:
https://sherriemiranda1.wordpress.com

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Not all fictional narrators are trustworthy. Some have other plans about how a story should be told. These untrustworthy fictional souls use manipulations, omissions and mischief to try and misdirect their reader.

Last year I wrote a draft with an unreliable narrator and I had so much literary fun. However, I came to realise that working with these characters is an experience and there are pitfalls. There is potential for you to enjoy yourself a little too much and hours later have to lie down in a darkened room, with a cold compress on your forehead, listening to soothing whale music.

There is also the potential for what I like to call the, ‘unreliable narrator hangover,’ which I will explain later. Basically you need to know how to survive working with the untrustworthy imaginary folk.

David Lodge, in his book, The Art of Fiction, describes the purpose of the unreliable…

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Sherrie Miranda

I am an author who writes in order to create more peace and understanding in the world. I am a teacher who has taught students from many countries of the world. I am also a life and writing coach. I love to travel and first traveled to other countries before finally deciding to see some of the U.S., places that foreigners I met have been to, but that I hadn't. I am happily married to a teacher who identifies himself first, as a musician. We hope to someday travel together to places where I read my novel(s) and speak to people about loving life while Angelo plays his piano and entertains the audience too. I also hope to assist seniors and troubled teens to write their life stories in order to heal. Life has much to offer so I always encourage young people to hang in there and know that things WILL get better.

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