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Monday, February 9, 2009

Quick Question for all three of my readers ;-)

Does it violate tight third to say that a POV character blushed? Would it be better to say he "felt himself blush"?

I mean, he can't see himself blush, but he can feel it and he knows what's going on, no?

I could say something like, "He felt his face heat up," but I'm not liking it for a couple of reasons. Number one, it's longer and feels clunkier to me. Secondly, his face could heat up for any number of reasons. Maybe he's angry. Maybe he's feverish. Maybe he's about to spontaneously combust.

What do you think?

Hehe . . . oops . . . poll no workee. Maybe this weekend I'll figure out what's wrong with the code. Oh well . . .

Poll: Does reporting that a POV character "blushed" violate tight third person?


rebecca said...

felt himself blush....I voted =)

Joe Iriarte said...

Cool--it seems to work now! Very weird; it was giving me all sorts of problems last night.

Thanks for popping in!