Great post, Nola. I love writing in the first person and getting inside characters' heads. Well, hoping to, anyway! I haven't even tried to emulate Jodi Picoult, obviously. I thought Anita Shreve mostly did a good job of dual first persons and other 'reported' (third person) inserts in The Weight of Water, even though it was a dark novel, which is a negative for me.
Hi Jeanette - Thanks for your comment. I haven't read Anna Shreve's book. I just read your review of it on Goodreads and it does sound a bit dark for me as well. Though it's always interesting to see how authors approach their stories. Sounds like she's done it in an interesting way. Thanks for commenting :)