New Year, New Prompt

Writing in Different Points of View

POV or point of view is a big working tool in a writer’s toolbox. Everything we can covey can be from first person, second person and third person points of view. When we switch from the main character of a story (first person) to a contributing character of a story looking in we call that a first person to third person swap (sic switch). We can also have two characters contributing their own first person point of view to the same story. The skill of writing in point of view can sometimes be a difficult skill to master. Practicing the points of view can help any author, either budding or seasoned, hone that skill. With the new year comes new writing prompts. Take a crack at this one in the comments, what’s you preferred point of view to write in? Mine, first person.

Point of View: First Person

Used either in narrative or autobiographical work. First person point of view is usually the author speaking either themselves or through a character in the story.

Example: “I am sitting here contemplating my position in the company. Here comes the boss into my office and now I’m a dead man walking.”

Point of View: Third Person

When we write in third person, we are writing from an outsider’s view of the situation. Usually this is when a writer uses a secondary character to explain a situation happening in the story from an outside looking in point of view.

Example: I sat there watching him, he seemed to be contemplating his position in the company as the big boss walked into his office. Looks like he’s a dead man walking now.

Sheal Berube

Executive Co-Ordinator

Hi! I’m Sheal, I’m the executive coordinator of Three Little Sisters LLC (and publishing). I am a traditionally published and Indie published author. I’m also a college educated document technician. What do I do at Three Little Sisters? I curate, I liaison, I edit, I layout and I art around. I am a Jane of all trades and run a tight office ship to keep everything running smoothly between our staff and authors. I am also the owner and operator of the document tech business Black Cat Editing & Design. If you have a question about our publishing house and LLC, I’m the girl you want to see!

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