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
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.