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First Person, Second Person, and Third Person

Postby MermaidLover27 » Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:10 pm

Can writers write in First person? Do writers write all of them or no?

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Postby Mlou » Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:20 pm

Have you read books? Do you find some in the first, some in the third? Answers to most of your questions may be found just in the course of reading. If you want to write, you must read...a LOT!
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Postby JillStar » Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:38 pm

Sometimes they even write in all three... which is terribly confusing. I prefer third person, myself but often find that I write in 1st person... but usually change it back to third.
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Postby MermaidLover27 » Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:52 pm

I do read books. I will not be on Sunday March 11-Saturday the 18th.

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Postby Dreamcatcher » Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:38 am

Mlou wrote:If you want to write, you must read...a LOT!

*nods*

My advice: decide on one or two genres you would like to write in, and read as many books from that genre or genres as possible. For example, I want to break into fantasy fiction most of all, so I read a lot of fantasy novels.

I prefer to write in first-person, myself - it allows me to get into the heads of my characters.
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Postby *Elle* » Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:10 pm

You can write in any point of view you wish. If you wanna write in first, write in first. You know??? It's your story/paper.

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Postby blindside70 » Sat Oct 27, 2007 7:33 pm

Dreamcatcher wrote:
Mlou wrote:If you want to write, you must read...a LOT!

*nods*

My advice: decide on one or two genres you would like to write in, and read as many books from that genre or genres as possible. For example, I want to break into fantasy fiction most of all, so I read a lot of fantasy novels.

I prefer to write in first-person, myself - it allows me to get into the heads of my characters.



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