When I wrote my Carnacki story 'How They Met Themselves' I decided not to emulate the style of the Ghost Finder's original writer, William Hope Hodgson. Hodgson wrote his stories in an odd variation of first person within someone Else's first person, which I didn't care to copy, so I wrote my story in third person past tense.
At the moment I'm writing another Carnacki story for the hell of it,
and I decided that I would try and write this one in first person, but
still not exactly like Hodgson. I'm writing this one as a letter from
Carnacki to Hodgson, telling of his adventure at a Christmas house-party
at a country manor house, where Carnacki runs into not only the
supernatural, but a mysterious man named Kharrn.
I had actually written a good chunk of the story in third person, but
I felt like I was repeating myself. I read a quote from a writer (and I
can't remember who) which basically said that if you find your writing
coming too easily you're probably just covering old ground. I think
there's some truth in that, so succeed or fail, I decided to challenge
myself a bit. We'll see what happens.