Essential Tips for Surviving Movellas

Alright, here's some information you might need for writing your Movellas :)
It makes me sad when I see all these grammatical and spelling errors, so I'm here to help!!

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12. First and Third Person

     As promised, here's a little chapter on the different perspectives you can write from. In reality there are three, but most people have never heard of or used second person when writing. So first, I think I'm going to explain that one and then move on and explain third person and first person a little more in depth. (Trust me, you won't ever really use second person POV).

 

Second Person POV

Well, as WIKIPEDIA puts it: 

     The second-person narrative is a narrative mode in which the protagonist or another main character is referred to by second-person personal pronouns and other kinds of addressing forms, for example the English second-person pronoun "you".

Example:

"You are not the kind of guy who would be at a place like this at this time of the morning. But here you are, and you cannot say that the terrain is entirely unfamiliar, although the details are fuzzy."

     

     So basically you'll only ever use this form of writing if you are writing a speech, letter etc. A story or novel written like this (while it would be interesting to see) would get boring and repetitive after a few paragraphs. 

 

 

 

First Person POV

Okay, so this style of writing is much more used/accepted in the writing community. It's when you are reading/writing a story from one characters point-of-view. An easy way to point out first person is to look for "I" if you find it, then it's definitely first person.

 

Example:

    I leaned against a concrete wall and took a deep breath. Yeah, Ryan had been overly nice by taking me into his room because I was hurt, but that’s the only reason he’d done it: because I’d been hurt.

     I rubbed my eyes, trying to clear my head. Taking another deep breath, I banged the back of my head softly against the wall behind me.

     “There you are.”

     I looked up and saw Ryan standing a few feet away from me. He frowned.

     “You ran out of there pretty quickly. Are you feeling okay? We could go back to my…”

 

And that's all there is to it, really. 

 

 

 

Third Person POV

When you write in third person, think of yourself as GOD of your tiny kingdom (story). A writer in third person knows all and sees all. You know what every character is feeling/thinking and as a result of this, you're reader knows it, too. In this POV, you will never see the word  "I". 

 

Example:

He met her at a conference where she was the keynote speaker, and it was odd to him that her laptop had a fountain pen sticker on it, because that was his favorite kind of pen. He had his with him and wondered about hers.

(Example borrowed from: QuickandDirtyTips.com)

 

 

Sorry this lesson was a little short. I hope you learned something, though! Until next time! And remember, if you have anything specific you'd like to clear up, type it below and I'll get back to you as soon as I can (or I'll make a chapter about it). 

 

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