21 Introduction to Narrative Voice

When teaching the Show, Don’t Tell Methodology, one of the most common worries I hear from authors is that they feel scared to use the narrative voice for anything other than describing the location of events.

In this section, I will look closely at the narrative voice and will explain that it is far more than a descriptive tool. I will show that the narrative voice should also be used to pass along a character’s thoughts to the reader. However, we will explain the best way in which to do this and how to avoid it slipping into TELL.


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