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Why Jacaranda you ask? In case you are reading this the other side of the world and are not sure, Jacaranda is the name of a beautiful tree, which blooms around Oct/Nov, mostly in the Eastern states of Australia. Its flowers are the most exquisite shade of blue-purple, the nearest comparison probably being hyacinth blue, so who could not be inspired to write by such a spiritual colour? When the jacarandas start to blossom, you know it's exam time, but you also know that Christmas is just around the corner. It is said that if a jacaranda flower falls on your head as you walk underneath a tree, good fortune is sure to follow, so guess who did a lot of walking under jacaranda trees! Watch this space for changing images of this lovely tree!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Why use multiple narrators?

In the Advanced Practice Unit of my MA in Professional Writing, I have been researching and playing around with using multiple narrators.

So why do authors sometimes use multiple narrators? There are multiple answers.

The most common reason seems to be when it is important to obtain different characters' views on a single matter, such as in mystery or detective novels.

Another use of multiple narrators is to describe separate events that occur at the same time in different locations, rather like the usage of several split screens in some contemporary television series.

Yet another is to introduce or describe a main character from different people's perspectives.

What other reasons do you know?

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