Results 1 to 8 of 8

Hybrid View

  1. Linda Mooney's Avatar
    Reading: Mile 81
    TBR: 8
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Victoria, TX
    Posts
    159

    Awards Showcase

    Linda Mooney is online now
    #1

    Question New Poll! First Person Narrative

    First Person Narrative
    Once you've read the excerpt and discovered a book that sounds promising is written in first person, are you still likely to buy it? Or do books in first person turn you off?

    I write all my romances in third person, but I sometimes write my horror in first, because I feel it gets the reader "closer to the blood", per se.

    Please tell me what you think. Please vote over at my blog. Poll closes next Saturday. Thanks!
    Award-Winning and Best-Selling
    Sensuous Romance
    with a
    Sci-Fi, Paranormal, or Fantasy Flair!

    LindaMooney.com
    lindamooney.blogspot.com
  2. Dominique_Eastwick's Avatar
    Reading: Devil's Bride by Stephanie Laurens
    TBR: 95
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    103

    Awards Showcase

    Dominique_Eastwick is offline
    #2

    Default

    For me I just can't read a book in first person, it turns me off. But I know lots of people who love it
    Dominique Eastwick

    Hunting JC, Tony's Haven, and Shifting Hearts available at Musa Publishing
    Strawberry Kisses at Decadent Publishing

    www.DominiqueEastwick.com
  3. Linda Mooney's Avatar
    Reading: Mile 81
    TBR: 8
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Victoria, TX
    Posts
    159

    Awards Showcase

    Linda Mooney is online now
    #3

    Default

    I remember when I took a creative writing course in college (totally worthless, IMO, because it was more of a "write me an essay about" type of class), we were taught never to write in first person. It's probably why I have a hard time writing in it.
    Award-Winning and Best-Selling
    Sensuous Romance
    with a
    Sci-Fi, Paranormal, or Fantasy Flair!

    LindaMooney.com
    lindamooney.blogspot.com
  4. Cara Bristol's Avatar
    Reading: Modern Day Vampires: Vampire 101 by Paige Tyler
    Just Finished Reading: Training the Receptionist by Juniper Bell
    TBR: 10+
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    An island north of Seattle, WA
    Posts
    38

    Awards Showcase

    Cara Bristol is offline
    #4

    Default

    I voted for "depends on the book." I don't ever recall reading a ROMANCE written in first person. I've read other genres in first person and I like it. I especially like writing in first person. I've written quite a few non romance shorts stories that way. It just depends on how I "hear" it in my head. I remember the first book I ever read that was written in first person. It was Island of the Blue Dolphins. I was 9 years old and I had checked it out of the library. It made what was happening seem so much more REAL to me. I kept thinking to myself, "but I thought this was fiction!"
  5. Linda Mooney's Avatar
    Reading: Mile 81
    TBR: 8
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Victoria, TX
    Posts
    159

    Awards Showcase

    Linda Mooney is online now
    #5

    Default

    Thank you!
    Award-Winning and Best-Selling
    Sensuous Romance
    with a
    Sci-Fi, Paranormal, or Fantasy Flair!

    LindaMooney.com
    lindamooney.blogspot.com
  6. TibbyArmstrong's Avatar
    Reading: Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder
    Just Finished Reading: The Queen's Bastard by C.E. Murphy
    TBR: 12
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    0

    Awards Showcase

    TibbyArmstrong is offline
    #6

    Default

    I voted for "I like them." I'd like to add the caveat that I like them especially if the hero is supposed to be mysterious.

    Karen Marie Moning's Fever series is a great example of this. And while not romances, per se, the Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire series is another example of effective first person pov with the heroine only.

    KMM's series does add in some of Jericho Barrons' pov out of necessity when the heroine is not "available" as it were, but the author does a good job of keeping the focus on the heroine so as not to reveal too much about JB.
    ~ Tibby Armstrong

  7. Linda Mooney's Avatar
    Reading: Mile 81
    TBR: 8
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Victoria, TX
    Posts
    159

    Awards Showcase

    Linda Mooney is online now
    #7

    Default

    I've never read KMM. Thanks for the recommendation!
    Award-Winning and Best-Selling
    Sensuous Romance
    with a
    Sci-Fi, Paranormal, or Fantasy Flair!

    LindaMooney.com
    lindamooney.blogspot.com
  8. TibbyArmstrong's Avatar
    Reading: Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder
    Just Finished Reading: The Queen's Bastard by C.E. Murphy
    TBR: 12
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    0

    Awards Showcase

    TibbyArmstrong is offline
    #8

    Default

    My pleasure! Fair warning though! She builds up to the sex in the Fever series. It's mind blowing, but it doesn't happen in the first book. Totally worth the wait, imo!
    ~ Tibby Armstrong

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •