Wednesday 18 April 2012
Planning Book 3 - 1st Person vs 3rd Person
I'm still planning Book 3. I probably would have a lot more done by now if it wasn't for the pesky Draw Something and her seductive powers of distraction (I'm mamajhearts on there if anyone wants to play, by the way).
Before I started plotting the book and it was just an idea in my head, I thought I would write it in the first person. I wrote Book 1 in first person and Book 2 in third. But as I've been plotting the book and getting a sense of the whole thing, I think it will be better in the third so that I can really get into the heads of a couple of the other characters rather than seeing everything from Ruth's point of view.
I used to prefer writing in the first person as it seemed easier but I've enjoyed getting to know everyone on an equal level while writing Book 2. I don't think it would have worked if I'd wrote it in the first person.