Sorry about the late post, and the lack of posts. My wedding is less than two months away and things are getting crazy. Plus, I gave myself last weekend off. A weekend to myself to relax and not stress about anything. Unfortunately, no writing occurred during those two days; but, I’m not worried about it. Anyway, it’s Tuesday, and that means it’s Let’s Talk Tuesday.
I’ve heard other writers say how choosing the point of view (POV) of a story is one of the most important things you can do. Whether it’s 3rd person, 1st person, or even the uncommon 2nd person.
Personally, I almost always write in 3rd person. I think it’s because just about every book I’ve read has been in the third person. The only first person books that come to mind are The Hunger Games. I feel comfortable writing in the 3rd person. However, I do feel that writing in the 1st person can give the reader a bit more insight of the main character. You experience every thought, movement, and idea of the character. However–if done correctly–the same thing can happen in 3rd person.
So far, the only real 1st person writing I’ve done is in my blog series, Blood on My Hands. Hopefully I’ll be uploading the next installment soon!
Do you have a particular POV that you like to read and/or write in? Have you tried 2nd person POV?