I have been thinking a lot lately about point of view. I started out writing another tirade post about point of view and how important it is to keep consistent.... blah blah blah. And then I decided I did not feel like ranting.
Instead I am going to briefly mention my thoughts on point of view, and ask for yours in return. Here it goes.
I prefer to write in third person, limited - past tense. It is also my favorite to read. I don't really like third person omniscient. I get confused. And in my experience it is really hard to get it right.
I am not opposed to first person. It is very compelling when used correctly.
And in general I don't like present tense because it makes my head hurt trying to read it. And it is kind of hard to visualize some times. Although, I recently read The Hourglass Door - the prologue of which is in present tense. I loved the prologue, but I am glad that the rest of the book was not in present tense.
What are your thoughts on point of view?