Understanding Second-Person Point Of View + 7 Examples

When writing fiction, it’s more usual to use either first person, third person omniscient, or third person limited.

Second person has its drawbacks and limitations, but sometimes it’s the exact right point of view for the story, and if that’s the case, then you should go for it.

It can also be an interesting exercise to try writing your current work in progress in second person to look at it from a different angle and see it in a way you may not have been able to see it before.

It’s certainly worth exploring second-person point of view to improve your writing and perhaps find new ways to create your characters and write your books.

In this article, we’re going to look at what second-person point of view is, why you should use it, why you might avoid it, and we’ll give you some examples of writing in second person.

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