To make a long story short, my question is, What's the difference between writing third- and first-person? Okay, okay, I'm not a noob. I've been through seventh-grade English, and I know all about the "I"'s and "We"'s, "He"s and "she"s. I mean to take this question from an author or writer's standpoint. So, which POV do you prefer to work with? Why? Which, in your opinion, makes a story "better", or more reader-friendly? I can write in both, but I prefer first person for some reason. It's easier to put myself in the place of the character, and it's a great way to do character development. Unfortunately, it's easy for your character to become little more than a self-insert for your vicarious pleasures. It's also easy to just develop your viewpoint character and neglect the other, equally interesting ones. As in all writing, it's a difficult balance. So, what about you?