Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Yet another writing-related question

I know, I'm asking those a lot lately. Well technically, I've only just asked one other one so far, so it still can't be considered a lot. 

Anyway, here's my question to all the story-writers out there: 

Which point of view do you prefer writing from and why? Like I said before, please answer honestly, because I am currently going through a rough patch trying to write my story and I need some advice. So, what do you guys think?

Eeshie, I'm asking this to you specifically, though anyone else is obviously welcome to answer. 

On an additional note, someone who commented on this post was confused on what I meant by point of view so I'll just clear it up for you guys. By point of view I meant like first person, third person limited and third person omniscient. Click on those links if you're unsure of what the difference between the two is, and please comment back. Thanks! 


  1. I'm not sure what you really mean about point of view, but I usually write it in the cynical, sarcastic manner. It makes good reading. And especially when you're writing about hurtful things, bitter words can actually be really entertaining. That's just my opinion, of course.

    And I'm sorry about the rough patch. Hope it gets better. Hang in there.

  2. By point of view I meant like first person, third person limited or third person omniscient.

    But thanks for the advice anyway.

  3. YAY! I can comment again!

    Well, both of them are good, I guess. It depends what type of story you're writing. To me, first person POV makes the story more personal, and I feel like I know my character better. In the long run, I guess I like this one better.

    But sometimes, first person simply won't work. The story is too complex and the reader has to know some things that the protaganist CAN'T know yet. In that case, you'll probably need third person POV.

    Hope this helps!


  4. Well thanks for that.

    Your "long" post and for the advice, I mean.

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    Oh yeah, and you're welcome :)

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    *rolls eyes*

    I think he's going to use Popy's blog to get to your blog to get to MY blog. So yeah. I'm anonymous least for the time being. Eventually, when my brother gets A LIFE, I'll go back to being public. But yeah, pretend you have eight followers. I'm still following!!

  7. YAY COMMENTING :D I've wanted to comment for sooo long!! Personally I think it depends on the character...if they've got a really strong voice I use first, but if they're a bit more distant I'll go for third person limited and occasionally...for like, a short story where I'm experimenting with being worldly and wordy and wonderful, then I'll use omniscient. But yeah, depends on the character and the kind of mood I'm in I suppose :)

  8. Thanks for the advice, everybody. I appreciate it. But I've decided to use third person for my novel, mostly due to the reason that the sequel (yes I know, amazing that I already have a sequel planned when I haven't even finished the first book) has such a complicated plot and so many subplots that it makes it just impossible to do it in first person. And I can't do a series in two different points of view, can I? Let me answer that: no.

    So yeah.

    But thanks for all the advice, again! :D


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