*the author not there, sorry
Third person...um, I dunno, I guess I personally like to be more of an outsider looking in. With first person, it's also almost as if there expects you to think and agree with the protagonist - when maybe, most of the time, you do not.
I hated reading "Catcher in The Rye" because of this, I found Holden Caulfied a very annoying character and it was in first person which made it worse, in my opinion.
I like to write in both ways, as each give a certain 'sense' that can only be brought forth by one or the other.
I prefer to write in third perspective. I feel like it gives more variety to the story, and I find it better to read. It sounds more unpredictable. That's the one thing about first person stories, is to me it can sometimes end up feeling like it's someone's journal. It sometimes makes me think that nothing can possibly can go wrong, because in the end the person survives to write the story. Like watching a movie compared to reading a journal maybe.
It depends on the story. If the story is plot-driven, I'd probably go with third person. If the story is character-driven it dependsâ€”if focusing on one or a few characters, then first person or deep third person; if focusing on many characters then either third person, or I could write the story in first person, switching perspectives per chapter.
It ultimately depends on the story. No one perspective is better than the other by themselves.
I like first person because it allows you to focus on really getting to know a character and how they see the world and other people
Well, I tend to write in third person now, because it lets the reader know what other people do in the story. It makes it more complex for the reader to figure out the character, and I think it ultimately makes the story better in some ways. I'm actually currently writing a story called Infinite Requiem, which I'm writing in third person to give the reader more of a perspective on what other people in the story experience.
I don't really have a preference. I'm working on 20 books and each one ends up choosing for itself what point of view I use. Some are first person some are third. It depends on the story.
3rd, but i find myself accidentally writing in 1st all the time sigh