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
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! #MF||2.I/She, Me/You #MFRWauthor|
|3.The reflection in the mirror|