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Dialogue (Elements Of Fiction Writing) by Lewis Turco is an older book from Writer's Digest Press (F+W Publications) but it is really good. I honestly read it in a day (it's not too long) and it provides a lot of good detail about getting character voices right and keeping them consistent. Our understanding of a character in a novel often comes almost ...


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I'm not a RPG player, but it sounds to me like you are engaged in standard fiction writing with a 3rd person neutral narrator; perhaps unlimited (knows what all characters think and feel). The player are the "characters". The only thing I see out of place in that regard is the opinion phrase: After all, anyone with any sense would have avoided this ...


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If the scene allows for it you should portray feelings other characters or creatures might have when entering a scene. A bar man that is obviously not concerned in the least bit by a brewing fight between patrons, city guards shaking in fear at the sight of the old man slowly walking down the street, mice squirming away as fast as they can the moment the ...


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It seems to me that you, and in fact all RPG content writers, should be able to use a purely third person perspective with "there is" statements rather than the second person "you see". This overcomes certain issues that crop up all too commonly with the second person perspective as well. Unusually/willfully stupid/unobservant parties, I have played and GMd ...


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Generally speaking, this can work really well. It makes sense that the narration would be different from the way the character speaks. After all, the narration of a story has a different context: the character is not talking spontaneously, but is choosing his/her words more deliberately. They're telling a story. So I think you should do this in some way. ...


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The narrating voice is, in a sense, having a dialogue with the reader. It would feel odd if the narrator has a different tone and style when telling the story and when talking to other characters in the story. In the end, you reader may feel that these are two distinct characters. If no explanation is provided, you may be better off using a different ...


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