This is a question for all the writers out there on the board. I hope it isn’t too open ended. Do you have any insight into or know of any websites that could help me with this:
When writing in the first person, how does one avoid the constant use of the word I. for instance, an example:
On those nights when I did go to the bar I was always happy if it was still warm when I got home, so I could play my guitar on the stoop for a while before going to bed. I used to play there a lot during the day also, but there’s something really cool about playing music on a quiet starry night.
I know this is tricky because it involves not just the structure of an individual paragraph like this (in isolation the paragraph’s not so bad), but a more wholistic vision of technique when it comes to a narrative.
Are there any tricks out there that some of you use to break out of this kind of rut? Where else on the web might I look for guidance?