I have a phobia of decision making and am asking for your help. I want to write a YA steampunk book with lots of made up stuff. Now, fantasy isn't really written in the first person, but I want to try the first person out. Also, I suck at writing, but I have a love/hate relationship with it too. If you bother to read this, then thanks for you pew pew
My problems with first person
- difficulty moving from to place to place.
It's just too hard for me. I don't want to make words too repetitive like "I stepped," or "The floor creaked as I took a step in," or "I walked," or... whatever the hell I do it makes it feel too repetitive for me.
- action, action, I said action click
Now, I should have mentioned this earlier, but I do not have a very creative mind. Action themes I write are just too bland. "I felt the twinblades dicing my chest as I tried to sway. My skin had frozen like it had been skinned off. Putting my right hand on the bleeding breast, I thrusted the short spear, only for it to be deflected and tossed." Jesus, this is quite boring. I also plan to add a part where he has to zip line off of broken steel cables and throw wind slices from his wrists to kill the guys trying to kill the MC.
I don't want to do the 'mirror' cliche to describe the MC. Also, should exaggeration be added to almost everyone and everything I describe?
Writing "I said' or 'She laughed' is really sad for me Problems with the third person
Like the first person, I have to deal with this bull crap in a way that I make it look impossible, but it isn't and I'm just a dumbass.
- difficulty moving to place to place
pretty sure you get the idea
Romance isn't my thing, but c'mon, gotta give some love man. Plus, it's almost in every book (amirite? no? !#$ yourself. ur opinion doesn't madder)
- info about the MC vs. info about the world
I usually give information more about what's happening around the MC than 50/50 which would be what the MC is thinking. Usually, I do one, and I'm five pages in, still describing what the MC is doing and what he thinks or describing the place around him and what is happening around him.
- what to write after dialogues
Writing 'he said' or 'she smirked' just makes me wanna puke.
These are my problems with the two perspectives.