What the Bleep Am I Doing?! Rebel’s Guide To: Point of View

Hey guys, welcome to this week’s What the Bleep Am I Doing?! Rebel’s Guide To… This week I’m going to be talking about point of view in writing. Let’s hope I can give some helpful insight to all of you writers out there! So, without further ado…

First Person

This point of view is probably my personal favorite. Plus, it’s the one I write in the most when I’m creating my stories. When you’re writing in the First-person, you are basically getting your readers to see the character’s life through their eyes. So you will frequently use things such as I or me. Because it’s a complete look at the character’s mind. You are privy to their thought, feelings everything. It’s one of the most personal points of view in my opinion.

A good trick to writing well in this point of view I find is really getting inside your character’s head. Because when you feel like you know your character inside and out, it makes the point of view flow very even and makes a really fun treat for your readers to experience.

Second Person

Another point of view that is pretty entertaining to write in my opinion. You see this point of view—or at least I have, in a lot of fan fiction. Especially reader inserts. It uses the word you and makes the reader feel as if they, themselves are the main character in the story. It gives a completely immersive experience in the story.

The best advice I can give when going for this point of view is—write as if you are the main character. Now, it can get a bit tricky because you will find a habit in switching tenses. But, just merely paying attention while you write is a good way to fixing it. Or going over it and editing it that works too.

Third Person

The third and final point of view—yes, there are the omnipotent and other types of points of view, but I’m going to leave that to a future article. Anyways Third person. It is the point of view that uses him, her, they, them. In my opinion, this is the trickiest one of all of them. It can be hard because It’s like you see what the main character is thinking, instead of immediately seeing how they are feeling so,you see it by the descriptions the author gives by the character’s actions.

It can be a tricky point of view to nail down, but with a bit of practice and looking over other author’s works, I find that you can get the hang of this point of view within due time.

Well, that ends this week’s article! I hope y’all found some helpful information in here or maybe just a helpful refresher! If you guys have any questions I’d be more than happy to answer them!

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That’s all for now…

Rebel Fae out!

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