foldingstar79 Posted March 31, 2008 Report Share Posted March 31, 2008 Hello. I do not know if this is the correct place to put this, if so I apologise if it is not. I remember visiting this site a while back and finding a discussion on POV but I cannot find it now, but I feel the need to bring up this topic again due to a recent conversation I was having with a friend. What the conversation came down to was POV and which one is better, or rather in the words of my friend "superior." My friend felt that first person POV was inferior to that of third person and that first person POV had an air of immaturity about it. Or rather, first time writers tended to go with first person POV as it was "easier." She then went on to say that she would rarely entertain reading first person POV as she found it jarring in the extreme. I countered back that there are many examples of online fiction as well as published works of first person POV which are absolutely amazing and are considered classics. In my opinion, there is no such thing as a "superior" POV, the important thing is that the POV serves the story itself! I do not think that the POV has any relation to the experience of the writer or how good a writer they are and I can enjoy reading a whole range of stories regardless of the POV. What I am interested in is what others think on this, writers or readers. Do you think one POV is more superior than the other? Do you find it jarring reading one type of POV? Does a story POV have any relevance to the experience of a writer? Again, I do apologise if this topic is already on these forums somewhere. I did look but could not find it. Quote Link to comment
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