Books versus TV, Narrative Voice versus Scripted Scenes Longmire, Outlander (by Mara Purl) – Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris
A hallmark of good fiction is the journey inward. Authors with mastery of narrative voice can reveal the inner workings of a character’s thoughts using one of several techniques. In the case of first-person style we can hear a character talking to herself about what she sees, how she feels, what she fears. In the case of third-person narrative, we can get the interplay of the character’s feelings and thoughts against the context they’re currently navigating. But how can this kind of prose, which can truly sing itself off the page and into the reader’s psyche, be translated into visuals that neither confuse nor obscure the points being made?