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Subject: Re: First v Third person
Author: faelsean   (Authenticated as faelsean)
Date: November 13, 2012 at 11:09:33 AM
Reply to: First v Third person by AnastasiaE
I'm not a writer, but I find that I prefer to read third person unless the first person narrative is very well done (and I find that it seems to be hard to do well). First person can sometimes come across as a little indulgent or too..I don't really know how to describe it. Too close to the character. I don't need to know everything they're feeling and thinking and doing, etc. And it's often better not to!

Third person limited is, to me, an much more interesting perspective to read because we don't get ALL the facts outright. It creates some mystery/tension/curiosity, etc. but makes us feel closer to the characters than an outside narrator or omniscient perspective would. It may afford you more of a first-person feel without going totally in that direction because you can take more than one person's limited perspective, but still describe it from a larger vantage.

good luck!

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