|Me you and I
||[Jun. 12th, 2005|11:11 pm]
That's No Ordinary Rabbit!
First person vs third person.|
Pros and cons? Preferences? Scrap them both and speak from the omnipresent second person? *g*
First or third - I don't mind. But a story written in the second person will send me running for the hills (like songfic ;-))
Hey, come on aim if you have some time. We're discussing toes. ;)
I'd love to but I've got to take hubby to work. Should be back in about half an hour. See you then if you're still up! :-)
Third. Always third. I haven't yet found a story I'm willing to write in first person.
LOL! Depends on the mood. I tend to write third person, but sometimes the Muse decides to try it from a more "personal" level and pushes me to write first.
I think I've only ever written two first person stories -- one from Jack's POV, and the other side of the story from Sam's POV. The result was an okay two-parter, but I found it *very* difficult to write Sam as first person; I did so mainly to maintain some symmetry. Overall, I prefer to use third person -- whether limited or omniscient -- mainly because I believe that a good portion of characterization comes not only from the inner dialogue, but the way that others view the actions/speech of the character. I think you can sometimes get a better view of that in 3rd person.
And then there's the fact that there are so many characters that I simply can't get into the head well enough to write first person. It takes someone incredibly dedicated and well-versed to do that -- especially in fan fic, where they aren't even your characters to begin with.
Just MHO. =)
...off to read more Hardys...