While waiting for feedback on my new ms (YA apocalyptic) from my awesome critique partners, I pulled up my first ms (YA urban fantasy) that I wrote last year. I hadn't touched it in months, and honestly wasn't sure whether to junk it entirely or see if I could fix it. I had a sudden urge to re-write the entire thing in 1st person POV (it was in 3rd), and doing that one thing caused a huge shift in my manuscript.
I felt less distance from the MC, which in turn, changed events (including the climax) and even characters throughout the story. I've loved reading books written in both 1st and 3rd POV, but 1st person worked much better for mine. Has anyone else changed the POV of their story from 3rd to 1st, or vice versa? Did you notice a difference?
Also, there was ANOTHER amazing live event from WRITE ON CON yesterday featuring fabulous literary agent Roseanne Wells from the Marianne Strong Literary Agency. Roseanne gave her thoughts on real query letters posted in the forum and her responses were super informative. Click here to replay it.