Every writer out there can relate to today’s post. I want to talk about point of view for today’s A to Z post because I want to see what my fellow readers and writers have to say about it.
While there are technically only a few different points of view a writer can use when telling their story, to readers, those points of view can turn into a million different ones. Why? Because every reader reads differently.
Now, I know that I find it hard to write in a single point of view. I, personally, tend to switch between a narrator and first person point of view pretty regularly. Why? To be honest, I don’t even know why. Some scenes are easier to write in one point of view, and others in another. I know as a reader, I don’t think I have a specific point of view I prefer when reading… so maybe that’s why I don’t really have a preferred point of view when I write?
I know some of the more popular points of view tend to be first person and third person point of view. In both cases, it makes it quite easy for the reader to insert themselves directly into the character’s shoes. And I don’t know about all of you, but if I can’t become the character, then the book simply isn’t worth reading.
Before I end up rambling, I want to know what your preference are. What point of view do you prefer your stories to be written in? And for my writers, what point of view do you most often find yourself writing in? I really am curious to know everyone’s opinions, so either share your thoughts in the comments blow, or feel free to answer the poll!