This thread comes off the back of another where I mention my difficulties writing in third-person. I hope it's deemed specific enough for a thread of its own, but if not chuck it in the 'First-person vs Third -person thread'. This is not an argument for or against either, but I've always been very puzzled when a person expresses a dislike of writing in FP because it doesn't feel natural to them. This baffles me because a first-person narrative is precisely what we use when we tell others about the day we've had - what we did, who we met, any events that happened... it's all told in the first-person, which makes it my automatic go-to voice when ever I write creatively. I've tried writing in third but can never get beyond the constant internal arguments I have regarding the 'voice'. Who's speaking? Does this voice have emotion and a personality (is it a person/persons)? Should the voice change (in tone and personality) when I switch between characters? If I had a character with a foul temper, for example, would I show the reader this by the character's behaviour, or would I divulge it as information I'm privy to, as some all-seeing, all-knowing God-like voice? From these questions alone you can get a rough idea of why I struggle, but times these doubts, confusion and uncertainties by ten for when I actually try to write in third.