The other day on my Facebook page I posted this:
“Hey kids. I just read a rather scathing article about how “Sub-par” writing in the first POV is. Since many – but not all – of my books are written in First person, I was wondering if you could help me out here: Are you automatically turned off to reading anything in the first POV, or do you give the author a chance and see if the book is a worthwhile read?
I have to admit, most of my books written in fist POV are the ones I’ve had the best sales with. But…. Thanks for any feedback. “
Peeps, that simple question garnered me more traffic on those pages than I’ve seen in eons!!
The general consensus was that most people don’t care if a book is written in first or third person as long as: the story is good, the voice is engaging, and the characters are worth reading about.
Since more than half of the books I’ve written are in first person ( the other half in third) I was so thrilled to hear this.
I, too, don’t care if a book is in first or third as long as the story and characters sweep me away. I have so many writers that I love to read and each of them write in different voices and points of view.
There were some comments of people who don’t like first person for various reasons, and that’s fine with me. I say, the more writers we have offering good stories and their unique telling of those stories in the form of viewpoint, the better!
I should put questions like that up more on my page, no? Hee hee
You can get a gander at all my books on my Amazon webpage here: Peggy Jaeger Books
And just for giggles ( and info!) here’s the breakdown of my books in first and in third POV
First person POV ( the narrator is speaking)
Third person POV
Until next time ~ Peg