Saturday, March 21, 2009

First Person Gripe!!!

I have noticed a disturbing trend lately. It seems like more and more authors are writing in first person now a days. I will gladly admit that I HATE first person. I always feel cheated when I read it. I want to know what is going on in all of the characters minds.
I wonder if it is easier to write in first person vs. third person? I'll have to ask some of my author friends.
Oh well, I hope the trend stops.
Thanks for reading my rant.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

What's with First Person in Erotic Romances???

Okay, I am feeling the need to rant about something. I honestly HATE first person erotic romances. I am more tolerant about reading them, than what I used to be...but honestly, I really, REALLY, REALLY don't like them.
Most of my friends agree. I wonder if it is easier to write in first person than in third. I'll have to ask some of my writer friends, but even the writer friends I have seem to not really like them either.
Unfortunately, some of my favorite writes almost write novels exclusively in first person. Bobby Michaels, Josh Lanyon and Rowan McBride almost ALWAYS write in first person. I just don't get it!
I feel cheated because I don't know what is going on in the other character's head. I think the erotic moments aren't as erotic's too one sided.
Anyway, I feel better now. Hopefully, I am not the only one out there that feels this way.