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First, Confession Time :\
Most of my favorite stories and books are in the first person.
But the third person a distinct advantages over the third(technically, narrative perspective is your choice, as the author, and any story could be written from either).
Here's why you should choose to write in the third person.
Third person narration allows for a more objective perspective: When the narrator is not a character in the story, they can provide a more objective and unbiased perspective on the events and characters.
This can be especially useful for conveying complex or sensitive subject matter, as it allows the reader to form their own opinions about the events and characters without being influenced by the narrator's personal bias.
1) Third person narration allows for multiple viewpoints: With third person narration, the narrator can delve into the thoughts and feelings of multiple characters, allowing the reader to gain a more well-rounded understanding of the story.
This can be especially useful in stories with complex or multifaceted plots, as it allows the reader to see the story from multiple perspectives and get a fuller picture of what is happening.
2) Third person narration can create a more immersive reading experience: Because the narrator is not a character in the story, the reader is more likely to identify with the characters and become more immersed in the story. This can create a more engaging and emotionally resonant reading experience for the reader.
I doubt Lord of the Rings would've been as epic if told from the perspective of Frodo.
3) Third person narration can be more versatile: Because it allows for a more objective perspective and multiple viewpoints, third person narration can be used in a wide range of genres and styles. It can be used to tell a dramatic, character-driven story, or it can be used to convey complex information or ideas in a more objective and detached way.
So What's the Verdict?
Overall, third person narration can be a powerful and effective storytelling tool, and it has many advantages over first person narration in certain situations. However, it is important to note that no one style of narration is inherently "better" than another. The best choice will depend on the specific needs and goals of the story being told.
So you do have a preference or predilection for using first or third person in your writing?
Let me know in the comment which you prefer using and why!