So here's the problem: I can't decide from what perspective to write my story. Third person or first? I see the whole story laid out in front of me and two very different ways of telling it. The third person way is more conventional, dare I say forumlaic, but is easier to write. The key point for me is I can get a really exciting opening hook from this method, before calming down for the first act. The first person perspective is less conventional, the way I plan to use it, and therefore trickier to get right. My main problem with this is I would lose the exciting opening hook that the third person offers. But, this is my prefered method of writing my story. Let me go into more detail: THIRD PERSON Prologue - recount events from two years ago. Tense, exciting opening. Main character doesn't know about these events until the third act. In this version story opens with a ton of questions and no answers. A decent hook. First Act - slow build to second act. FIRST PERSON Narrator is clearly speaking to the reader from after the events of the book and is recounting the events. In recounting the events she recounts the account of another character. So, a narrative within a narrative within a narrative. Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft. Fits my story very well. Problem is it would be a very slow, possibly awkward hookless opening. Any body else encounter problems like this? What would you do?