I will be revisiting the Essential Guide to Supervillainy in August. I have three sets of comments and questions to consider. Most of the comments pertain to little fixes. Others are more overarching. One thing I’m wrestling over is what perspective to use with this story. As it is, the story uses tight third person. I do like to still include thoughts at times. That’s where things get a bit dicey. Normally, I put such thoughts in italics. However, in EGtSV, there are snippets of the guide that are also in italics. It can get hard to decipher what is guide proper and what are the thoughts of my main character. That is somewhat an issue of formatting.
Are there any circumstances where first person is required? When are the benefits of it over tight third person? (Or, for the opposite, when is tight third person better than first?)