[thechat] differentiating two authors in print

Matt Warden mwarden at gmail.com
Wed Mar 25 15:29:16 CDT 2009

On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 4:13 PM, Joel D Canfield <Joel at bizba6.com> wrote:
> my wife and I have  co-authored a book for virtual assistants. we both
> write in the first person. we're looking for a simple way to
> differentiate who's speaking, without having to say "Sue says" and "Joel
> says" all the time. we're looking for something which would have the
> same effect as talking to us at the same time on the phone: you'd know
> who's speaking by their voice.
> what would make sense to you while you were reading a book written by
> two people?

Freakonomics does this to some extent.

I guess I would question why the reader cares who is speaking most of
the time. If it matters, you can handle it like Freakonomics does. If
it doesn't, I would speak with a single voice.

Matt Warden
Cincinnati, OH, USA

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