I watch, listen and follow the lives of my characters. So what I write is about them. That means I must write in the third person.
In the process I do not try to assume a god-like, omniscient stance. You won't know what every character is feeling and thinking. I will move at times from the inner thoughts and feelings of one character to those of another. It all depends on what needs to be done to enhance the tension, deepen the reader's understanding or develop the character.
Lots more could be said about this matter.
I love both voices and the different effects they can achieve. First person can be so immediate, so intimate, like a thrilling whisper in your ear. Third person can be almost equally intimate if done well, while allowing you a broader view of other characters, settings and situations.
Third person works well for me, but I have yet to fully explore the poosibilities of first person.
Generally the third person is most pleasing, but then, some writers like Isaac Bashevis Singer, Sandra Cisneros or Charlotte Brőnte write beautifully in the first person and make it so vivid and alive.
If I am writing about myself, which I did in Making Dollar$ And Cent$ Out Of Online Dating, it would be first person. However, all of my writings are always third person.
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I like writing fiction in first person. It depends on the subject matter.
I personally write in third person, it makes it easier to build plot. For example, the reader could know something that the characters don't. I have tried writing in first person but I always end up going back to third halfway through, it is something I would like to work with more during my own time, but I would not write in first person to publish something unless I am very slow with it or have gotten better.
Definitely First Person. I hate third person, though some things are harder to tell from first person. A few of my books are written in third person, but I don't want to do that any more unless I have a particular reason to do it. My sister writes very well in third and doesn't ever use first. But, she switches viewpoints between characters often, and she's skilled with it. I pretty much pick the character who's having the most interesting point of view and do first person. Sometimes I will rewrite a story, or book, from another character's point of view, to give a different look at what happened. The vast majority of my books and shorter stories are first person, and all of my writing since about 1999.
Most definitely first person. Although I can certainly work in a third-person-setting, my comfort zone is in the first. Psychologically speaking, this may indicate an unusually high interest in myself and my endeavors. After all, isn't that why Facebook, Twitter and others of the ilk are so popular? I dunno... *shrug*
I actually don't do much writing in third person. I love first person stories and maximize second person writing for how-to or instructional articles. Notice a trend with "I" throughout?
depends on how well the voice is written - I prefer that it doesn't bounce back and forth a lot between the 2. So long as it's well written, either voice is fine.
I write almost exclusively in first person. I can't see myself as anyone else.