>>I'm writing a short story under the theme of acceptance, and I also want to make it a little funny. Anyways, what point-of-view do you think is better when writing horror, and maybe under the theme of acceptance?
As a reader, I prefer 2nd person, but it's rarely used, and when it is used, it's not always done well.
You the reader are the main character and you make the choices that affect the story. (Think Choose Your Own Adventure).
Even though "YOU" are the main character, it is not as intrusive invasive feeling as the way First Person is.
As a writer, I find 2nd person nearly impossible to write. If you are someone who followed me long enough, you know the original version of the Haunted Lighthouse was written in the 2nd person. It also failed miserably because of the POV I wrote it in. Thus why I scrapped the original 2nd person version and rewrote it into a 3rd story instead.
As a writer, I prefer 3rd person, but only 1 POV character (I dislike multiple points of view as a reader.)I like sticking with one character. My reason is because I feel it gets too confusing and convoluted, especially in a sort story. The shorter the story the higher the need for a single character point of view focus, I feel.
As a reader, I also feel it becomes too confused if the story is constantly changing point of view characters.
I don't mind point of view changes, say, if the main character is passed out and a different character takes over as point of view character until the main point of view character wakes up, but at the same time I feel it's better if the story blacks out with the character so the reader sees EXACTLY what the character does.
As both a reader and a writer I deeply dislike 1st person unless it's written in a diary format. I don't mind feeling like I'm reading someones diary, but I super hate feeling like I am the main character.
In the end, I would recommend this: write the point of view you, yourself most prefer to read.
>>Hm Second person would be pretty awkward but very interesting I've never seen it before --well maybe in a movie. I would assume those are the thoughts of the character. Seems complicated, but cool idea.
Goosebumps is written in 2nd person
What do you want to become?
What did you do today to step closer to that goal?
Whatever you do, be your best at it!
And remember to have yourself a great and wonderfully glorious day!
Evil men go out of their way to try to drive a person to suicide.
Are you an evil man?
Are you sure you're not?
How many people have YOUR hate filled words killed?
Next time you go to do a mean thing to a fellow human, stop and really think about the consequences of your actions.
Did you ever notice how every one has a story to tell about me, yet not one of them ever speaks the truth?
What lies has YOUR gossiping tongue spread about me?
Did you know...
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November 14, 2013, my 8 month old infant son was murdered because of your lies.
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Are you proud of what you have done?
Enjoy your eternity in Hell. You earned it. You've certainly worked hard for it.
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