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Stephen King Writing Styles in Desperation

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Style

Point of View

This story is written in third person omniscient. There is a narrator who can see into everyone's mind, even the mind of an animal, and relate the events to the reader. The narrator can be trusted to tell the truth.

With this style of writing, the author can include the reader on every moment of the action, blending one scene into the next, from the mind of the evil spirit, to the mind of the cougar sent to attack someone, to the mind of the person being attacked. The truth of the narrator allows to see mistakes made by every character, and to learn about those characters as they are seen by others.

The author uses third person in every scene, in every chapter. When a character is thinking to themselves, or if a character who is not present, like God or Johnny's ex-wife, the words...

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