How does everyone feel about a first person perspective?

There are advantages and disadvantages to both second person and first. What I’ve come to learn is that the one that suits the writer best is always best. That also goes for tense.

When reading something in first-person perspective, the reader is essentially roleplaying the protagonist. Like the suspension of disbelief, the reader agrees to play along in order to experience a perspective that isn’t like their own. It’s not a trade-off everyone is willing to make.

The largest advantage to writing in first-person that I’ve found is that you are able to write in a very distinct tone. To give flavor to ‘thinking’, giving your words a personality that won’t jar against your readers’. It won’t break reader immersion because they’ve taken on this new persona.

And writing flavorful sentences and a distinctive protagonist is for me, extremely fun.