It’s April again and that means it’s time for the A to Z challenge and this year, my theme for the A to Z Challenge is characters and narrators.
F is for First-Person Narrators
First person narrators used to annoy me…and sometimes they still do. I suppose a successful first-person narrator depends on a few things – the genre, story, and writer’s style.
My favorite genre – the romance genre – generally doesn’t lend itself easily to first-person narrators, it’s all about the sex scene – it usually gets awkward when a first-person narrator is getting it on (although I’ve read a few erotica stories that have somehow made it work, maybe erotica just loves to break the rules).
Strangely enough, the first-person pieces that I’ve enjoyed reading are either deeply emotional or silly. My personal favorites are the Stephanie Plum series (because they first few are hilarious) and the”Poisonwood Bible”(we hear first person perspective from multiple characters and it’s awesome).