December 23rd, 2004

Chuck Yells by Manual

Questions about first person POV

It is a fact that most fics are written in third person POV. I can write in either first or third person POV but I'm finding it easier to write in first and I don't think I'm making a Marty Sue out of the character.

What I'd like to know is what readers like more.

Does first person POV turn people off or away from fics they might otherwise try? If a fic deals with squicky subject matter like brother kink, should first person be avoided altogether? Do readers feel they are missing something with only one character's perspective? Or does it add mystery and heighten tension?

Or am I over-analyzing and should just keep writing whatever pops into my head?

All comments are welcome.
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