I’ve been away from my computer for a week and forgot to write this post before I left, so it’s gonna be a short one!
As far as writing goes, I basically wait until I “hear” a voice in my head to determine if I’m going to pen the book in first person ( my main character talking) or third ( multiple viewpoints). I’ve done it both ways.
When I write in third person POV my books tend to be longer because there are more heads to get into. The major pitfall, though, I find with 3rd POV is that I sometimes forget whose head I’m in!!! I’ve been known to start a scene in one character’s head and without a page break, creep into someone else’s. This is problematic to be sure! Editing is key here.
In first POV I tend to write my funnier books. I never used to like first POV until I realized how much better the snarkiness, the comedy, and the plain funny sounded coming directly from a character’s mouth.
I have two new books coming out in a few months and both are in first person AND both have humorous elements, so…
Let’s see what some other writers in this hop use for viewpoint and why! MFRWauthorblogchallenge