Third person, always...but I am working on a new one where I talk in the first.
So far, I have written most of my works in 3rd person. When I read, I really enjoy the 1st person because it is so personal and emotionally-loaded.
mostly i like Third person
I like third person best. It allows you to write about your experiences without becoming overly involved in the outcome.
Third person writing, I think, gives a writer more flexibility in moving action and people around faster, as then the overview of the story can take place in many places at the same time. First person has an appeal to make the 'main character' wonder and guess as much as the reader does, so the reader identifies with the main character more easily. Still third person is a way to make a story faster and more dynamic, for me.
I have written in both first and third person. It really depends on the story as to which I prefer. i have started writing a story in third person and changed it to first person to make the reader relate more to the character.
I like a first persons account of events or the environment around them. But maybe it would be more interesting if the author didnt write as a bystander, but someone who was really involved with the other characters, I feel a lot of books are full of these main characters who are bystanders, you cant have a choice to see through anyone elses eye. What if we could see through every characters eyes? Bystanders only have one view of the other characters, there are many others to consider.
The first person. But it depends.
It depends on the story. The Amber Treasure is see through the eyes of Cerdic, the Saxon youth growing up in troubled time. I find First person works for him. I think the reader feels his fears and hoped more that way.
My other books are third person and in some cases multiple point of view characters to allow different perspectives .
I like reading them all, but I find it more comfortable to write in third person.
I tend to prefer first person writing between the two, because I feel that first gives you an in depth look into one specific character's mind. You see things through their eyes while you see their thoughts and watch as they experience and interact with the world around them. It's not as limited as third person when it comes to really delving into the mindset of the character, something I enjoy doing because I'm used to it. I like being able to focus on one person, and sometimes, I do more than one character in first person, which I also enjoy. You get to change things up and show how different the characters are that way. Their opinions, actions, thought processes, dialogue, etc. All those things can be altered if you write more than one character in first person, which I've done before. I don't know if I was successful, but it was fun, and I plan to use it more in the future.
As a double-edged sword of sorts, first person does have its flaws. It can't focus on multiple characters if the kind of story being written has more than one "main" character, because for that to work, you'd have to jump around between them while keeping first person. That would become grating to read, because what if the writer didn't bother to note when it was being switched? Or what if they did, but it was every other chapter? That breaks the flow of the story and makes it difficult to follow characters without getting them mixed up. And there is an appeal to third person, I will admit that, because I've tried third person out and I like it. It has a different vibe to it compared to first person, so I can see why some would prefer writing/reading third over first. I'd have to experiment with it more in the future, but I would definitely not simply push third person aside.
That completely depends on what I'm writing. I believe the genre and the story itself dictate which voice should be used.
Though I know it can be restricting, I like to read books written in first person. I feel like I'm being drawn in, like I'm reading someone's diary. I love that!
You're thinking fiction. What write these days are plays and essays.
Depends on the story. First is very personal, and hard to jump around to the other elements going on. Third is an easier way to keep a certain flow, and language in tact, while remaining steadfast with the storyline.
I enjoy writing both, but first person can be limiting, as the reader is only aware of the perceptions of a single character. It's preferred when writing mysteries, as the sense of discovery can be greater.