You can paint a bigger picture if you are writing in the third person.
In first person, everything is limited to what the main character—one person—sees and feels.
Normally, we only see this much of someone’s mind when we are in our own heads!
However, in first person writing, we only get to see things from character’s point of view. Although we can see every conversation, interaction, and thought as if we (the readers) are the character, everything else that you are told is skewed by the perspective of this one person.
After years of criminal law practice, she stepped back to homeschool her boys through High School.
When she is not schooling her kids, writing novels on the criminal justice system, or writing for Magoosh, she enjoys spending as much time as she can with her husband and kids having fun!
Dawne received a Double Bachelor of Arts Degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
After having three children and raising them at home for a decade, she went to law school and graduated Cum Laude in 2007.
It’s almost like they are the proverbial “fly on the wall” and able to listen in on everything that happens—at least as much as the narrator lets them! As the reader, you get an intimate and usually very detailed look into the mind of another human being.
Contrast this to first person writing, where the reader can see into the mind of the main character. We get to see them process everything that comes their way as the story unfolds.