Sunday, July 25, 2010

New Poll! First Person Narrative

New Poll!

First Person Narrative
Once you've read the excerpt and discovered a book that sounds promising is written in first person, are you still likely to buy it?  Or do books in first person turn you off?

I write all my romances in third person, but I sometimes write my horror in first, because I feel it gets the reader "closer to the blood", per se.

Please tell me what you think.  Poll closes next Saturday.  Thanks!


Anonymous said...

Given the choice, I avoid books written in the first person. Even more odd, I recently read a book that was written in the present tense. I found that much of my time was spent getting past the technique before I could enjoy the story.

Linda Mooney said...

You're kidding! Present tense? You're a braver man than I am, Gunga Din! I don't think I could even start reading a book in present tense!