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First person warning

There were some wise and cautionary words from crime fiction writer Michael Robotham in the Review section of the Australian on Saturday in Graeme Blundell‘s review of his latest book.
Robotham, who uses the first person in Bleed For Me, says it is so difficult to manage the plotting – “You can’t have anything not in the concsciousness of your central character”. But when it works, “The present tense adds immediacy as the reader takes every breath with the character, discovering things as he does”.

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