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First, Third, Past, Present, Choices, Choices! #MFRWauthor, #POV #Preferences

Welcome to Week 6 – MFRW 52-week Blog Challenge. This week’s topic is Point of View: Choices and Preferences. It’s funny this is the topic as my close friend, my Alpha reader and I was just discussing this earlier this week. I had yet another meltdown she had to talk me off the ledge once again. She needs an award for dealing with me. Anyhow, I was working on my WIP and found a major issue, where we had taken a scene out and further down in another chapter that particular scene again showed up in the love interests view. I write in the first person. It is what comes naturally. I tried switching to Third but my story fell flat. I also write in split views. what is that? It is where both the MC and her love interest or the Antagonist have their own separate views. I split mine into scene changes or chapters. but in this story, as I read, The male person’s view seemed dull and repetitive. I am on a deadline and behind and I had a meltdown. I decided to just quit. Toss this story in the DNF file. But then i decided to pull it out give it a read and decided to try One view. Just the MC. I did three chapters sent to my Alpha and she likes this better. She says i have it now. It has taken lots of blood, swet and tears on this but I am happy now.

What does this have to do with the topic? I prefer first person, both in reading and writing. I read a lot of third person but I love first much better. But, In reviews and groups, it seems Third is a favorite though first is becoming more popular. In the book I had in an anthology the only lower reviews was mostly because of the first person present tense.

Why do I prefer first person? To me it brings the characters to life. They are speaking directly to you, telling their story where as in third its like watching a movie…someone else telling it. Third is easier to write becasue you can show things more than in first. Showing can get dicy.

Point of view is a personal preference. Which do you prefer? Do you read any first person? ( I hope so because I sure would love you to read my book when it comes out!)

Let’s go see what the other authors think about Point of View.

1.First, Third, Past, Present, Choices, Choices! #MF2.I/She, Me/You #MFRWauthor
3.The reflection in the mirror

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8 thoughts on “First, Third, Past, Present, Choices, Choices! #MFRWauthor, #POV #Preferences

  1. First person POV, including alternating first person POV, does indeed allow for a deeply intimate connection between reader and character(s).

    1. Exactly. Though I did learn from my short story in the anthology that the worst part was present tense. If it hadn’t been for the few that didn’t care for the first person I would have had perfect reviews for my first book LOL I never take off in reviews because a book is written in third or even Omni when it’s not my favorite view. I did choose to read it from the blurb and knew upfront ( though in my case in an anthology there was different views and no real blurb for my story alone.

  2. I prefer to write in deep POV third person, and I like reading third person. As you stated, I, too, recently heard that first person is becoming more popular. I read a fantastic NA book in first person, and at first, I didn’t pay attention to the POV because it was that good. This is yet another week I skipped in the blog challenge. Hang in there with your WIP, Cathy.

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MFRW 52 week Blog challenge 2019

MFRW 52 week Blog challenge 2019




Cathy Brockman lives in a small town near the river. Lucky enough to be able to retire she now writes full-time Her stories are based on dreams, hope, love, lots of romance, a little humour and good always wins out over evil.
She also writes stories for children under the name of Cathy Boyd.
Cathy still believes in love, Santa, and the Easter bunny; well at least dragons, unicorns, vampires and fairies. She loves to collect dolls, sew, up-cycle, crochet, garden, cook, and play games on her kindle. She loves spending time with her grandies and furbabies. She loves to read and write every chance she gets.
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