A friend and I were discussing writing in the first person POV, and it motivated me to try this experiment:[Poll #1838997]

If you are conscious of what cues you used to make your decision, I appreciate knowing, but if you just went by your gut, that is fine too.

Oh, and I'll appreciate it if some of you ask your friends to do this poll as well. The more the merrier, because I am really curious how people perceive narrative voice, and whether that varies with how they read books in general. Please don't give your reasoning for your precise answers in the comments at this time, just general statements and impressions. I will reveal the answers, and the source novels, in three or four days, or when I get twenty or more responses, whichever comes later, so if you want to know the answers, come try the questions!

From: [identity profile] carmy-w.livejournal.com

Hello! We've had some discussions on chernobylred's LJ, and I stopped by to find out a bit more about you.

This was a fascinating survey, and apparently everyone who's done it was as confused as I was.

I didn't recognize any of the books.

I went on instinct more than anything. It seemed to me that some of your twelve paragraphs were from different books by the same authors, so it was hard to decide which "voice" was the correct one.

Mind if I friend you?

From: [identity profile] indicolite.livejournal.com

Sure, go ahead and friend! You'll see a LOT more than appears on my public posts (I used to work on a job with a security clearance, and got into the habit of locking just about everything).


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