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So I'm writing a book that's in the present. I do most of the writing through the main characters thoughts. I'm fine with the dialogue and emotions but I'm struggling with directing my main character and describing the setting without it seeming awkward or weird and out of place. I need tips ideas and suggestions please
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@leong normally I am fine with giving details but this is a book that's really out there and different so id like to keep it so. I don't like sharing it to anyone Id rather them read it when I finally publish is
@NotingSociety For what situations you need Help with ?
Like an example is right now my main character is going into a shower. I don't really know how to get her into the shower without it seeming awkward. Its done in the present and first person. Right now it's just her in the scene. She's thinking and that's how I'm telling the story, through her thoughts. @koikkara
This all depends on the type of character she is... Is she self conscious? Does she look at her naked body in the mirror with disgust? Is she too proud for her own good? Is she naive? And what is the importance of even mentioning the shower? Did she just commit murder and needs to clean off any evidence? Was she just raped and wants to wash off the guilt? Lol, sorry for where my mind goes, but these are the types of stories I like to write. It's all about character development. Hope this helps!
@barbiemull she's waking up in a bathroom after trying to run away from her kidnapper. She's covered in dirt.
I think I'm just going to do it in pas tense
Past tense isn't as captivating, but it's your decision! I would write her thought process before entering the shower about the whole escape. You could write about how her heart is still in her stomach or beating out of her chest, you could write about what shes planning on doing next, you could write about her crying on the toilet while she has the water running so no one can hear her... Let me know if you need any more help & please give me a medal! Thanks
@barbiemull none of that would really work for how I have it set up. I already have a very interesting way of her starting the story and I figured out how to tie it together so in the end it fits really nicely and kinda leaves on a cliff hanger perfect for the second one.
Sorry, I guess I can only help if I have more information :/