I, the Author, want to write a third person-past tense-story with a narrator guiding things along, a story that taps into the pollyannish ideals of childhood adventures and wonder. I’ve been searching for the voice of my main character, a girl around 12-ish. The problem I am running into is that the Main Character keeps talking in first person and she has attitude and anger bubbling under the surface. I’m still figuring out if it’s the same story or a completely different story that wants to be told. Any advice from other writers?
Groundwork stage still moving forward and I am continuing to explore my past experiences for story nuggets. Pulling up the past, moving from California to New York to Colorado back to California locale #1, #2 and finally settling in locale #3 for ages nine to twenty-one, is an interesting process. My five years in Colorado were rich in childhood adventures and still so vivid in my mind. We moved when I was ready to enter third grade, age eight. Maybe I’ve answered my own question: for my ideal story the main character has to be younger. To be continued….