I don't think about point of view. It just...happens. ATRS is in first person, because that's how I started writing it. In the back of my mind, I may have vaguely thought since the story was a bizarre one and mostly happens to one character, it would be better to have it told from that character's point of view. But mostly, I put words onto a page, and they ended up being in first person.
My second novel is in third person limited. This seems to be a popular style these days. At least--I see it everywhere. I mainly picked it because I had recently finished the first draft of ATRS, and I was tired of writing in first person. It's that simple. When I'm writing in a particular point of view, the short stories I do during that time are generally in another point of view. Just to keep things interesting for myself. I'm selfish like that.
Confession: I can't do third person omniscient. I confuse myself. It sounds forced. I've read wonderful things in this point of view, but I can't pull it off to save my life.
Second person is dumb. This is my conclusion. I have seen maybe three books in my life that have this point of view, and I've never read past the second page. It's too distracting. I won't say I'll never read something good in second person, but the author will either be a blowout bestseller or threatening my death. Someone will have to hogtie me to a chair, flip pages, and peel my eyelids back with duct tape for me to finish it.
I've only written multiple narrators for fanfiction and only short stories in that category. I love it when authors can do this effectively, but I myself prefer to stick with one person.
I'm slightly ashamed to admit it, but POV is something I don't give a lot of thought to. When stories come to me, they come via one character, and it becomes natural to pick that character to tell the story.
I don't think I'll be attempting a first person for a while after ATRS is done. I constantly have to worry about not starting too many sentences with I, and after awhile, it gets nauseating to look at (only my own work ^-^).
Maybe other people will offer better insight. Also, I'm incredibly sleepy.
Monday: Lin Wang - Teen Writer
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PS I hope Lisa and Laura feel really good about themselves for introducing me to Statcounter. It is a
soul-sucking useful tool for seeing how many hits your site gets every day. It also lets you see what region of the country everyone is from which is good for stalking...research.