"It is often said, mainly by non-writers, that the first-person point of view (the 'I' point of view, as in 'then I saw the jug') is the most natural. This is doubtful. The third-person point of view ('Then she saw the jug') is more common in both folk and sophisticated narrative. No fairy tales are told in the first person; also no jokes. First person allows the writer to write as he talks, and this may be an advantage for intelligent people who have interesting speech patterns and come from a culture with a highly developed oral tradition, such as American blacks, Jews, and southern or down-east Yankee yarn-spinners; but first person does not force the writer to recognize that written speech has to make up for the loss of facial expression, gesture, and the like, and the usual result is not good writing but only writing less noticeably bad." -- John Gardner, The Art of Fiction (My writing Bible) Your thoughts? Comments? Beliefs? I hope I didn't violate any copyrights here!