It looks like Dames Dollars and Derringers edged out Under the Bed as our choice for our next play-by-blog.
I’m going to spend most of this week preparing, and should have Episode 1 out by Thursday.
I’m going to do something a little different this time. Instead of voting on the main character, like we did last time — this time we’re going to vote on the viewpoint character.
For example, are we going to tell the story in 2nd person from the hero’s perspective, as we did last time? Or will it be first person, or maybe third person perspective? Perhaps maybe we’ll tell the story from the viewpoint of an entirely separate character?
I definitely want to do some experimenting with viewpoint, but I want to make sure that you guys will like what we do. Hence the voting.
So you’ll have two choices. First you’ll choose the perspective type, and then you’ll choose the viewpoint character:
- First Person: “I ducked down to avoid the wild swing, pivoting and swinging a devastating left hook into his ribs…”
- Second Person: “You duck down to avoid the wild swing, pivoting and swinging a devastating left hook into his ribs…” (Note, this will likely not play well with any viewpoint character but the main character. However, please vote for one anyway in case second person doesn’t win).
- Third Person: “Charlie ducked down to avoid the wild swing, pivoting and swinging a devastating left hook into Adam’s ribs …”
- Main Character: The story is told from the point of view of the main character.
- Friend of the Main Character: The story is told from the point of view of a friend or sidekick. Basically this character is like Sherlock Holmes’ Watson.
- Narrator: This story will be told by a narrator after the fact. The narrator may or may not be a character in the story itself. “Ah, you want to hear the story about Charlie and his fight with Adam, eh? Well sit down, friend, and I’ll tell you. It all started back in 1923…”