nice list //Watch out for enjoying it soooo much.
Watch out for the inability to bring in back story without a wall of telling.
Watch out for long descriptive passages as 'I' tell you about people I meet, places I see.
Watch out for inner monologue that reveals too much of what 'I' know, before you want to.
many thanks for the offer Ratsy,Hey Nick, I wrote my first novel in first person. It took a while to get used to it. I felt like the story needed that first person touch to it, but it does create a lot of differences. The main thing is having that ability to change POV's. We get so used to changing heads, that writing in one character for a whole novel is strange, but you really get into it. You are that person. You are facing what they face, and yes, we do that with close 3rd as well, but usually not only in their heads. We switch.
Tinker has some great points, and when I do my millionth read through (just finishing edits on it now) I'll double check these.
I did have about 7 people read it so far, and no one suggested an over use of 'I' yet, so that's a good thing, but something I will comb over one more time.
After I wrote that book, I did a 3rd book, and it was refreshing, but I'm back to writing the sequel now, and its like slipping on a pair of comfy slippers writing Dean's story.
Good luck Nick. If you need anyone to scan over a chapter or two, send me a PM and I'd be happy to look at it.
Well that is one potential reader less for my stuff then! I shall be putting some pieces up here for critique so be warned.I can't abide present tense, won't read it
:o not read my stuff if the above is true. I don't want to be responsible for making another reader bleed from the eyes, nose, and ears.I can't abide present tense, won't read it -- and don't get me started on third person present)