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How to Write Point of View, Part 2, First Person

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Hi SErs! Harmony here 🙂 Today, I’d like to talk about how to write Point of View (POV) in the First Person perspective.

First Person narrative is almost as up close and personal as your writing gets.

What is First Person POV?

First Person POV is told from the viewpoint of the character. That is, from inside their head. The reader sees and hears and senses and learns everything via that character’s perception. First Person POV is written using I, Me, My, Mine, Myself, and We. See below for an example of first person prose …

By the time I get home, my husband will be dead. It’s hard to not smile at the thought. I have the best alibi an abused and beaten wife could ask for, sitting here having dinner and drinks with three of my oldest friends. It won’t matter…

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