Consider two things when deciding whether to write your next novel in third person or first.
- Which way are you most comfortable telling the story? Some stories naturally lend themselves to either first or third person, usually due to the complexity or simplicity of the story.
- Which person do most stories similar to yours use to tell the story? Readers expect a story to be similar enough to others of the same genre that they will react negatively to something different. And, if you are going with a traditional publisher, they may require that your story be written one way or another, again depending on how it’s usually done in the particular genre you’re writing in.