marbel Posted September 18, 2012 Share Posted September 18, 2012 Is it just me or does anyone else find that fiction writing is being overrun with first person narrative? Last night I picked up 3 books from the library. I had found them on various lists and they looked interesting. I was in a hurry and didn't look at them, just checked them out. At home, when I was settling in for some relaxing reading, I saw all 3 were in first person narrative. I am so sick of first person narrative. Of course I'm not basing this on 3 books. It just seems like the majority are written this way now. I'm not a fiction writer*, so I don't know, but it seems like first person is the easiest perspective to use. I notice that when my kids write fiction, they fall most easily into writing first person. My husband asked if these were "women's books" but they are not. He opined that maybe first person is preferred by a generally narcissistic culture. Hmmm... *I did write a novel once for NaNoWriMo. I know that fiction is hard. But still... Anyone join me in my peeve? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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