First-person writing fascinates me. I’ve never written in it myself, because it feels a bit unnatural to me, but I’m always intrigued when I see other people do it.
It’s easy to do wrong I feel. It seems it much easier to fall in the telling not showing trap when you’re writing in first person.
At the same time you can be much more intimate and emotional with your story. (Or maybe it’s not the amount of emotion that changes), but it’s different, more hands on.
I have a project I’m working on that I think could benefit from being written in first-person. It’s currently in third, which everything I do is, but I haven’t gotten too far, so it wouldn’t be difficult to change it.
It’d be interesting to see how it would turn out, like I said, the people who can do it well do it brilliantly. It’s like a little treat to myself when I realize the book I’m about to read is in first person, and I’m not quite sure why.
Maybe it just feels a bit more exciting, a bit more mysterious to actually be told something, instead of observing through a third-person lens. I can’t really put my finger on it…
But if you do write in first-person, I envy you, and I’m proud of you. Well done. I hope I’ll be able to do it too, one day.
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