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    Hi everyone. I'm plotting a short novella and I have a question about it. As it stands, I'm thinking of writing a prologue and epilogue in first person, sandwiching the main part of the story which will be in third person omniscient. Have any of you read a story like this? Any comments on the drawbacks, etc. will be greatly appreciated. Thanks



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    Not ignoring you - just don't have a clue

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    Tinman,

    Can't think of examples offhand, but no reason not to give it a go as long as you have an artistic/writing reason to do it. Whether it will work or not does not depend on whether first person/third omniscient/first person is always or never appropriate; it'll depend on how you execute it. Good luck.

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    There's no rule against doing what you're thinking of, but then, there aren't any hard and fast rules in writing; just guidelines. As Tim Gunn likes to say on Project Runway, "Make it work."

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    Thanks Diane...I'm usually the clueless one here lol

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    John. Thanks. Yes, I have a good reason for attempting it.

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    Lol@Joe. My wife watches that show, and I uhmmm . . . sometimes catch bits of it here and there. That's all I'll admit to lol

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