Tuesday, 30 August 2011

August Fiction day 30

I am rather fond of writing in the second person point of view: You do this, you see that, you think such and such.

Nailing this POV is more difficult than either first person or third person narration and if it's not done well, it bosses the reader around. Done well, though, and in the right context, it creates a closeness between reader and protagonist that no other form of narration can achieve.

I reckon short short stories lend themselves to second person POV because they are so short. I'm not sure I'd want to read a story with this POV that goes on for several hundred pages but for 500 words, I'm happy to let someone tell me what I do and think.

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