When we talk about point of view (POV) in a novel, we’re usually talking about narration and perspective. There is a difference between writing in the first, second, and third person narration. Good writers will choose one or another of these perspectives for good reasons. So long as you consider your options and have a good reason, your choice can be valid. Once the choice is made though; it is important to then stay conscious and consistent as you write.
When we think about point of view, we must consider:
First person perspective (I, we) is the most commonly used viewpoint in modern novels. It has several benefits:
Many writers also draw on their personal experiences and memories when writing and using first person can make this easier. In first person, the writer can have a main character who questions his or her thought processes and feelings; who is introspective or reflective. This is a particularly useful tool for many genres, but especially romance, mystery, and fantasy.
Tips for Writing in the first Person
The writing should take the reader on a journey of twists and turns, perhaps making the heart race, then slow, evoking different moods and feelings at different points.
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