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Who’s Telling This Story, Anyway?

Literary ventriloquism and the art of narration in storytelling

Every story is told by someone. In fiction, this role is given to the narrator. I’m not necessarily talking about the author — the person sitting behind the keyboard furiously bashing out words at top speed — but rather the entity that relates the tale to the reader. For example, in a story written…

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J. Brandon Lowry

J. Brandon Lowry

Nomadic PhD and full-time writer. Topics: Writing, Fiction, and Poetry. Editor at Forge Editing Services:

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