Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A-Z Challenge: I is for I

What does this mean?  I is for I?  Huh?

In thinking of I topics, I had a hard time coming up with one.  So, I've cut corners to fit this one in.  This is about first person point of view, which I have read in abundance lately.  Seems to be a popular point of view.

What is first person point of view?  The story is written in the point of view of one person.  The reader sees the story through the narrator's eyes.  The writing is filled with a lot of "I"s and "me"s and "my"s as well as "we" and "us".  This point of view can and most likely will be biased as we are in the narrator's head.  We only know what the narrator knows and we only see what the narrator sees.  We don't see everything.  We don't know the whole story.  If the narrator's not the main character there should be a lot of information we won't get.

Ten Examples of Fiction Written in First Person:

For more information visit these sites: Fiction Writing: First Person Point of View
Wikipedia: First Person Narrative
The Writer's Craft: First Person Point of View Grammer and Composition: First Person Point of View

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoy reading first person POV. I feel like it's so much easier to fall into the story. I haven't read one form an animal's POV before though. A dog could be really interesting if done well.