Whisper Blog Tour: Author Post + UK Giveaway

Today it is our stop and the stop in the UK Blog Tour for Whisper. I am super excited to have Chrissie on the blog with a guest and the lovely people over at Templar have kindly offered ONE copy of the book in a giveaway for the UK Mainland. Also my review is just in the post before this one :)



Getting addicted to first person by Chrissie Keighery
I have a confession. I’m an addict.

It took me 18 months to write Whisper. It was an easy decision to write Demi in first person, since I wanted the reader to experience Demi’s journey as she does. Which is fine.


The trouble is….I can’t seem to get out of first person. I’ve been commissioned to write three books in a new series called Girl V the World. The initial contract asks for these books to be written in third person. But I conveniently forgot about that when I began. When my editor saw the first draft, in first person, she reminded me. Luckily, she let it go. As Hilary put it : If it felt so right for you to do it that way, we should go with it.


It does feel right. This morning, I wrote a scene that made me tear up. Go figure! I’m not sure it would have had that effect if I’d tried it in third person. First allows so much intimacy with the main character. That’s the up side. The down side is that it’s harder to create three dimensional secondary characters. Everything they do/say/think has to be filtered through the main character’s eyes.


It’s a trade off. I’ve written loads of books in the past that were third person, and I hope I’m not boxing myself into one particular approach.


So, here’s a pledge. I, Chrissie Keighery, will try to wean myself off first person and diversify my writing.
We’ll see….

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44 comments :

  1. I would like to thank you for a fantastic book giveaway, that i would love to have the oportunity of reading & reviewing! (Goodreads & amazon websites).

    I am a huge fan of your fantastic book blog, which never fails to bring a smile to my face! I continue to follow & read (GFC - lfountain1). Thank you so much x

    Email: lfountain1(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk

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  2. Oops typo in the title haha. On mobile now but will fix it tonight. Lol.

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  3. What a great giveaway. Have been following on FB for ages and although I've visited here quite a few times, I am sooo bad at commenting. Sorry! X

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  4. Whenever I write, I gravitate towards writing in the first person! It just feels more natural for me. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. @gholmes724

    Please enter me in the draw – thank you x

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  6. What a great giveaway. This book looks really good.

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  7. This books sounds great! Please count me in! :-)

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  8. sounds good to me, would be nice to win it

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  9. Book looks excellent

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  10. It's been a while since I read a book written in the first person, it seems to be less and less popular. I've love to read this!

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  11. I am a bookaholic & need this

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  12. Would be another great book to add to my pile that I have to read. Looking forward to following your blog and some more enjoyable books

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  13. lovely giveaway.. as a complete bookworm myself this is the place for me!

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  14. I totally agree about 1st person pov--but it refers to reading it as well as writing it for me. I love the personal connection that comes with 1st person--allows the reader (and the writer during crafting) to have a much deeper emotional attachment with the MC(s). Of course, there's also that downside you've already mentioned of getting in deep enough it can affect you on a whole other level.
    Thanks for the giveaway. :o)

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  15. Great competition, and great blog. :-) x

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  16. would love to get this book for the wife, she loves her reading

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  17. Great Giveaway and great insight xx

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  18. Your review has definitely made me want to read this more. It sounds really great :)

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  19. sounds fab, eneter me please :) thankyou x

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  20. Great giveaway, please enter me :)

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  21. Sounds a good book thanks for the competition

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  22. Looks really good would love to read it!

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  23. this looks to be an awesome read!

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  24. Maria Jane KnightThursday, 09 August, 2012

    Fantastic giveaway! Please enter me into it :)

    @mariajkknight

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  25. Lovely giveaway thanks Victoria m

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  26. I'm a bookworm I read everything from Cosmo, to TAB, and Charles Dickins to EL James

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  27. i would love this to keep me sane on the bus :)

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  28. I wish i had the talent to write a book!

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  29. fabby comp i lovereading new books fingers are crossed :)

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