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First Person or Third Person?



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First Person or Third Person?

Is it easier for you to write in the first person or third person? Is it possible to mix the two up in one article or story?

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kaushikangara

Writing in the first person is easier in my opinion. You can directly be in contact with the person in front of you. Writing in the third person is a bit tough although not for an experienced writer. It all depends on the situation though. If situation depends writing in the third person you have no other choice.



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YoloBoy

I prefer first person because it makes me feel that I am the character I am playing or portraying. I really enjoy playing in first person as well because of how realistic it feels at times. Some first person games I enjoy playing are CoD, Skyrim, GTA 5, Overwatch, and many more.



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Youngshark

You really do sound like an individual who would be more interested in writing in the first hand as the games you mentioned are meant to position one at the centre of all action.



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ajahcuizon

I agree. I also choose first person even when playing games. I could feel more the intense of the game and how realistic it is. It also applies with writing, I can feel more my thoughts when I am using first person.



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emiaj55

Writing in first person is easier for me. I do not have to think much of what to say since it should be coming directly from me. The same is true when I am writing for a character. "I" is easier mindset in writing than he or she or it.



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Barida

That is true as you can write having that feeling that you are talking almost about yourself. This is something that you don't have when you are writing on the third person style.



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Martinsx1

Exactly! It's very important to all writers to choose the kind of person's narrative that would be easy to use for their writing instead of making their work way difficult to accomplish.

This is actually why over 80% of all freelance writers are most likely to use first person's narrative for their writing.



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Alania

First person is a lot more easier for me to write, because I want myself and the audience to feel engaged with that character. To see the world from the character's point of view. That's simply my writing style, and that's the reason why I barely write any 3rd person stories.



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luv2xacosta

I agree. It's easier to write with first person compared to third person. It's kind of hard to narrate third person point of view.



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Enyi

Definitely,if it isn't your story it can't be yours perfectly written. First person narrative doesn't needs much thoughts.



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ajahcuizon

I agree. Writing is somehow sharing your experience and thoughts with the reader. In which it would be better if it is in first person so that the reader would feel the scene you are talking about.



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antonToledo

It is easier for me to write in the first person rather than in the third person. In the first person, it is much easier to explain the thoughts and emotion of the protagonist or the characters and you can simply write under the characters' point of view, but writing in the third person is also not that bad if you like you can mix both.



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JBeleren

It is easier to write in the first person, you can explain the most inner most thoughts of you character. You can make your reader feel what your character feels and have your character be more vulnerable and relatable. You can and should definitely use it both when you write.



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NerdIndeed

Writing in the first person is way more comfortable, and I do it all the time, like now haha! But most often I mix it up too but carefully select the things that I'll say regarding the subject.



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Martinsx1

Seriously, writing in the third person's narrative is a very stressful work for me. Why would I put myself through the stress of hovering with third person's narrative in my work when I could easily give it my very best using first person's narrative.

Writing with first person's narrative is the best in my opinion.



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Jelineex

I prefer to write using first person. It is more convenient and easy to use. There is nothing to consider except myself. I will have a continuous flow of idea since I only focus on one person. Although, it's also important to know and use third person in any writing. It also one challenging task. Both, needs knowledge and skills when using it.



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Enyi

Writing in first person is always very easy for me since I'm writing from my personal point of view. The write up will flow naturally but if it needs me writing in third person then I would or even mix the two up as desired.



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jaymish3

I agree. For me it is easier to write in the first person because I always relate everything that I write to myself. I always write from my experience, so I think in the first person. Some writing sites require you to write in the third person and this can be very hard because how do you write about another person's experience? I thought that all writing is supposed to be about the author?



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knnon

I guess I'm the only one who has a different opinion. Writing in the first person is weird for me. I don't know why but it just is. So I try to avoid writing that way.



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burgosmichael24

Writing in the first person seems to be the easiest, but if you truly understand the theory behind it you will realize that writing in the third person is much better. Writing in the first person can be claustrophobic, which your perspective was solely on the first persons point of view while writing in the third person can give you a better perspective and different point of view.

I suggest that you read comprehensive articles on advantages of first person and third person to help you decide which is better point of view for your writing.



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Kakashi2020

I'm more comfortable writing in the first person because most of the time I would be writing about personal experiences or the things that I do.



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edencaga

I think first person is easier than the third person. Sometimes it's confusing depends on how you write your article or writings and besides most of us I think is more comfortable in using first person than the third person.



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Barida

While many writers will always prefer to write in the first person, there is need for us to take a look at some things and understand that making contents in the third person will make the readers feel like to know more about the person that you are talking about.



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Martinsx1

Exactly! What is discovered is that most freelance writers prefer to write within their comfort zone. It's the reason why they mostly prefer to write using first person narrative.

But when you want to get the best out of your writing, it's best to explore outside your writing comfort zone.



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Corzhens

I think it would depend on the viewpoint of the writer. When you are concocting a story it is usually the main character has a model. If the model is yourself then you probably have to use the first person to make it easier for your imagination otherwise the 3rd person is better since you are imagining another person as the main character of your story. For a reader it is just the same whether you use the first person or 3rd person as long as there is consistency.



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Martinsx1

The topic of my article highly determines whether I would be writing in the first person narrative or third person narrative.

Normally, if I'm asked to choose my favorite writing perspective, it would be with first person's narrative. It's a lot easier for me.



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ajahcuizon

Writing in a first person manner is easier for me. It is like talking to the person who is reading as if you are just infront of them. Also, it helps me to shorten my sentenced and paragraphs to help me to easily deliver my thoughts to the reader.



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cmoneyspinner

I don't have a problem either way. First person or third person is chosen based on what I'm writing.



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rlpzbeermoney

First person is more natural to read. Third person feels awkward. It's like attaching your name on the very first part of the sentence you want to say.



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Franzel2oo

I think it depends on what kind of story you are telling. If it's a personal story or if it is meant to feel as such, then the first person is your best bet. If it's meant to be about someone else, then the third person will work just fine.

Yes you can mix both, but that will mean you are telling your story from different points of view. It will also mean there is more than one person telling the story. In the end, it falls down to the best way you think will fit your writeup.



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burgosmichael24

You can write using both the first person and the third person's point of view. Yes, writing in the first person seems to be the easiest but writing in the third person will give you the better perspective. You can even wrote a novel using both ways. To know which writing suits for your story, I suggest that you make more studies on the theories in writing in the first and third person.



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rose61

It is easier to write in the first person but the world is so competitive. If every other person is comfortable with the first person,you are better off using the third person.A unique piece of work always stands out.Don't always go for what is common.



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Martinsx1

This is a very good suggestion or recommendation from you my friend. It's very important to make one's work to be unique.

Since most freelance writers are mostly using first person narrative to write, it would give one's work a sense of uniqueness when 3rd person's narrative is used.



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Yumyan

First person works better for me. This allows you to create the dialogues and narrative a lot faster since it would already be the character's thoughts and feelings. You yourself would just have to imagine being the character. However, a third person is quite interesting, however it would lead to a more confusing narrative because it may even get mixed up with the others.



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