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Choosing a point of view for your novel

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When writing a novel or short story, you must determine first which point of view you will be writing in. This is important, because you do not want to mix them all together into your story. If you do, it may cause confusion to the reader.

Here are some facts to help you decide which point of view makes most sense for your story:

First person; I, we, me, us, my, mine, our, ours
Second person; you, your, yours
Third person; he, she, it, him, her, his, hers , its, they, them, their, theirs

Here is an easy breakdown:
First person: the writer’s point of view. Uses the pronoun: I
Second person: directed to the reader. Uses the pronoun: you
Third person: told from the outsiders’ point of view. Uses the pronouns: he, she and it

Examples:
1st: I was shocked to find my car keys in my shoe.
2nd: You were shocked to find your car keys in your shoe.
3rd: Laura was shocked to find her car keys in her shoe.

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steps to choosing point of view

First person; I, we, me, us, my, mine, our, ours
Second person; you, your, yours
Third person; he, she, it, him, her, his, hers , its, they, them, their, theirs

steps to choosing point of view 2
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steps to choosing point of view 2

Here is an easy breakdown:
First person: the writer’s point of view. Uses the pronoun: I
Second person: directed to the reader.  Uses the pronoun: you
Third person:  told from the outsiders’ point of view. Uses the pronouns: he, she and it

steps to choosing point of view 3
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steps to choosing point of view 3

Examples:
1st: I was shocked to find my car keys in my shoe.
2nd: You were shocked to find your car keys in your shoe.
3rd: Laura was shocked to find her car keys in her shoe.

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