In general, i don't feel comfortable on badly written first person.
AuthorMarcel Wrote: I never really thought about the demographics too much considering I mainly write in 3rd person limited, but for you, do you have a preference what POV the story is in or it doesn't matter?I prefer past tense, always, always. That being said, I like third and first. In fact, the Joe Ledger books use both. Joe's viewpoint is in first person while the rest of the viewpoints are in third. At first I thought it was weird but I really like it.
Wow! The forum seems fun.
Some prefer first person P.O.V. while some third person P.O.V.
Personally, I prefer third then first person. Why?
For example if the readers know that the guy 'X' is the bad guy. (In third person)
While the mc thinks of 'X' as a good guy and is getting tangled in X's evil plan.
It crates a positive tension among the readers where they can scream at the mc for his stupidity.
But that's just my personal opinion, you can read my story to find why I like this way.(Though my mc is way too smart to get tricked.)
Anyways I would much appreciate if you read my fantasy 'The Before Of Afterlife' and leave your precious feedbacks.
I have a slight preference for first to be in present tense and third to be in past tense, but it's only briefly distracting to read first-past and a bit weirder but still doable for third-present.
important for me.
AlexaLee Wrote: I prefer first which is why I write it! I think when reading, it's easier to get into the MC's head and experience their life rather than in 3rd! However, I do think that 1st is easier to do badly!
Ironically, I like 3rd because it doesn't feel like I'm inside the head of the narrator. I'm the kind of person that liked having a story unfold, but not be a part of it. 1st Person makes it feel like I'm there in the backseat of the narrator's head instead of watching it through a metaphorical screen.
Dusty_Glamour Wrote: Ironically, I like 3rd because it doesn't feel like I'm inside the head of the narrator. I'm the kind of person that liked having a story unfold, but not be a part of it. 1st Person makes it feel like I'm there in the backseat of the narrator's head instead of watching it through a metaphorical screen.
Ahahah that's completely fair! People look for different things in novels but I definitely prefer ones where I'm more involved rather than just watching from the backseat!