First Person Point-of-View

Are you struggling with understanding how to write in first-person? Cec Murphy is running a series on point of view. It’s worth the trip over there to read everything he has written about on the topic.

Here are a few things you need to consider if you tackle first-person POV.

1. Your readers can know only what your protagonist knows. You can’t have any scenes in which the central character isn’t involved. (A few writers, such as James Patterson have developed a first-person/third-person style. Alex Cross speaks in first person; the antagonist, in alternating chapters, appears in third person.) Learn more.

Nancy

 

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