I've always loved reading books that are written in 1st person but I've found it difficult to write in first person for two reasons: 1) I find that I put too much of myself in my writing 2) no idea I'd always thought I'd always write in first person because that was what I preferred to read but a few weeks ago, after many MANY failed attempts at writing in first person, I decided I might try writing in third person and guess what? It works for me! I've taken a leaf out of Nicholas Spark's books by doing each chapter focused on the point of view of different characters and I find that it explains the story better when you can see what each characters motives and thoughts are whereas I find that first person is limited to just one persons point of view and opinions (unless you do several characters in first person). Still, I love reading in first person! Does anybody else write in a tense that is not their preferred tense?