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Note 1 from 2023-02-06

Athena Lilith Martin

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sometimes I see people talking about 1st person or 3rd person writing being "better"

neither of them is "better"

1st person works better for some kinds of stories, 3rd person works better for others

some stories need multiple perspectives, some only need one

some stories need an omnipotent narrator, some don't

some stories need the reader to be highly invested in a single character, some don't

some stories need access to a character's thoughts, some don't

it's a style choice