As a challenge with my NaNoWriMo project this year, I decided to write in 1st person. I have rarely done that before. Many times I would stop and realize that the entire paragraph I had just punched out was accidentally written in 3rd, and would have to go back and change it into the correct point of view.
I have realized I do like writing in 1st person. It gives a different feel to the novel, and lets you dive further into who the character is. Although, I can't say I am completely won over by it. I have always written in 3rd person, and have a feeling that that is what I will always turn to when the typing gets going.
Still though, it is good to try new things. And to push yourself out of that oh-so-comfy comfort zone you have gladly settled into. In fact, the short story I am busting out just for fun right now is in 1st person. But it only makes sense to make that one in that POV... you will see...
So now I pose my question:
What POV do you preferwhen reading a good story?
1st person (I-Me-We)or3rd person (He-She-They)
2nd person is just strange and hard to do, unless you are writing a Goosebumps Choose-You-Own-Path book... so we just won't go there.
Now, comment away and let me know which, and why! I really am curious. As for me... decision has yet to be made.