Free for all Friday | First Person Narrative Pro/Con

Now, I know I’ve mentioned how I prefer first person, but I want to know what you guys think. I have spent a lot of time thinking about this and if I can ever remember really disliking a book based on the narrative chosen. I am finding myself getting more frustrated with books written in third person and thought this might be a good way to get my head out of this funk. I will start with the Pro/Con list for first person.

First Person Pro:

– The story feels more personal and intimate

– It is easier to write, we are used to telling our own personal stories. First Person

Con:

– Limited to one or two viewpoints. Even writing two can be tricky

– Limits your story to the interests and characteristics of your protagonist.

So these are the ones that I can think of for now. I think the story being personal is most important to me. I will do third person next week, I need a little more time to think about that one!

Have something to say?

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s