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Points of View (First, Second, Third Person)

Point of view may seem like a small and unimportant detail in the grand scheme of things when creating a story, but is an important decision that should be considered before writing can begin. It usually isn’t something that the reader will take notice of when done well, but the different styles lend themselves to different kinds of stories. I’m going to talk about the different kinds of POVs, and the pros and cons of each type.

The first kind is First Person. Writing in First Person combines the narrator and protagonist. Narration takes the form of the character’s thoughts, and uses pronouns such as “I”, “Me”, “Us”, and “We”. This style is very immersive and it is great for misleading the audience. Because they only ever get to experience the world through the narrator’s eyes, it gives the author plenty of ways to misdirect and trick the audience. This can also be a bit constraining, as being stuck to one perspective means that the author now has to find a way to put the narrator into every single important scene in the story. 

One good example of a series told in First Person is “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins. The narrator is Katniss Everdeen, and the audience stays in her perspective throughout the three books. We hear of scenes that happen in the background, but we do not get to experience them. When Katniss is in the Arena we do not hear of events happening at home, in the rebel headquarters, or in the President’s palace until Katniss does. (Note: As movies are rarely shot in First Person, the adaptation of the series does not follow this rule, and these other scenes are shown to the audience)

The second kind is Second Person. I’m not going to lie, Second Person sucks. Nobody likes Second Person. Writing in Second person has the narrator speak directly to the audience, and mainly uses the pronoun “you”. Second Person is not preferable when writing, and is best used in small doses. It’s mainly used for breaking the fourth wall, and can bring some humor into your writing. 

A good example of a series that used Second Person well is “A Series of Unfortunate Events” by Lemony Snicket. The series has multiple reoccurring jokes involving the narrator, Mr. Snicket himself, speaking to the audience. Some of the most memorable ones include: trying to dissuade the reader from reading the book, and giving silly definitions for some of the more complicated words in the story. The entirety of the narration does not take place in Second Person, but where it is used adds to the enjoyment of the story. (Note: Both the TV and Movie adaptation have included this aspect of the story in their narratives, although the show puts more emphasis on the humor of the narration style.)

The third kind is the most popular, and it comes in two different forms, Third Person Limited and Third Person Omniscient. Both use pronouns such as “he”, “she” and “they” in their narration. We’ll talk about Third Person Limited first.

Third Person Limited has the narrator telling the story from an outside perspective while still being largely tethered to one character. It is functionally similar to First Person narration, although it is not as restrictive. It is possible for Third Person Limited to shift focus to a background character for a short time a few times during the story, where plot points can be revealed to the audience without the protagonist having to be there. 

An example of this style is shown in the “Harry Potter” series by J K Rowling. While most of the story takes place though Harry’s perspective, it is not directly through his eyes. Most if not all of the books has one chapter not from Harry’s perspective but from the perspectives of other minor characters: Vernon Dursley, the British Prime Minister, a Groundskeeper. While these scenes do not have much of an effect on the overarching plot, they act as a teaser for what will happen and also offer some use as worldbuilding.

Third Person Omniscient has the narrator telling the story from an outside perspective, giving equal insight into the minds of the central characters. This style gives the reader knowledge of everything that is going on with the different characters. This style does not work well with plot twists. Most of the suspense and anticipation has to come from a genuine fear for the characters’ safety. This style leaves the most room for mistakes, and the author must be extra careful to avoid conventions when writing stories in this style. Another more logistical issue is the juggling of the different points of view, deciding when to cut between perspectives and how often to revisit them. 

Possibly the most well known example of a series told in this style is “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R R Martin. Each book flits between several points of view, and no perspective is more or less in depth than the others. The story is very complex with hundreds of minor and background characters, and the various characters’ chances of survival accounts for the majority of the suspense in the series. 

Remember Us by tylerfucklin (orphan_account)

Rating: Teen and Up

Word Count: 2339

Stiles couldn’t bear the thought of seeing Derek’s face if he were to survive this, if he were to come back as the murderer of a child. He didn’t think Derek could bear the knowledge that Stiles - innocent, harmless Stiles - had blood on his hands. He wanted Derek to remember him, remember them, before any of this.

Before Stiles’ name had been pulled from that fucking bowl.

“Oh, oh!  It’s a hoard, look, they sent a hoard!”

“There is some-fuckin’-thing seriously fucking wrong with your fuckin’ ass.”

“My ass is spectacular!”  Wade turned to the other tribute.  “You can bounce quarters off my ass.  My ass beats all other asses in the history of ass!”

“You’re one fuckin’ weird motherfucker.”

“You should see me in the bedroom.”

Negan laughed, then took a mighty swing to the other’s head.  Wade’s head cracked, caved, as he fell to the ground and Negan turned to the oncoming hoard.

“See…”  Wade got up slow as his head returned to its original form.  “Even Lucille wants my ass.”

“What. The. Fuck….Fuck…fuckity-fuck-fuck!!”


This aesthetic was requested by @backseat-negan for my 900 Follower Celebration.  The specifics were: “Walking Dead - Hunger Games - Deadpool” and I just ran with it from there, complete with a little drabble because I was inspired, haha!  Hope you like it my dear and thanks so much for the request, this was a hoot to make (and write)!!

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     Welcome to The Capitol, otherwise known as Panem. For years now, we have been kept entertained by our twelve districts for our annual Hunger Games. Each district must offer up a tribute, one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18, to enter an arena and fight for glory. However, only ONE can remain. Victory brings you wealth, recognition, fame and —– life.

     However, the scent of rebellion is in the air, my friends. It seems the districts are ready to fight back against the terror President Snow and the Capitol has brought upon them.

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Stronger than fear is an open group verse based on the hunger games. tributes aged from 12-18 will be accepted. two per district. one male and one female. two mentor positions are available per district, chosen from past winners. the teams in the capital include publicists, stylists, chefs, and rich sponsors to support the tributes.  the possibilities are endless. 

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redraven1735  asked:

Hi, so I have a question. I'm writing a story and I have most of the characters and storyline down but I don't know how to start it, is there any why you can help me? Please and thank you.

Okay, so I wanna start by giving you this link! Tumblr is a great place for writing tips, but writer’s digest is great too (even though I feel like my mom every time I go on it lol). http://www.writersdigest.com/writing-articles/by-writing-goal/write-first-chapter-get-started/10-ways-to-start-your-story-better

I’ve been writing awhile, but I would still consider myself a beginner, so if anyone has more to add, please do! But here are some different methods you can use to start your story:

1.) Introduce your narrator

Pros: This method allows your reader to see, understand, or relate to the person they will be sticking with for the entirety of the book. In turn, it can also provide an insight to the narrator’s situation.

Cons: If your narrator isn’t intriguing this method can fall flat on readers, can be hard to use this method if you have multiple narrators, many times ends up being stream of consciousness which, done poorly, can turn away readers.

One of the best examples of this I can think of is the opening from Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison:

I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allen Poe; nor am I one of those Hollywood-movie ectoplasms. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids–and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. Like the bodiless heads you see sometimes in circus sideshows, it is as though I have been surrounded by mirrors of hard, distorting glass. When they approach me they see only my surroundings, themselves, or figments of their imagination–indeed, everything and anything except me.

This is one of my favorite openings in literature because it intrigues the reader, but it also sets the tone. The narrator, an unnamed black man, is sick of how he’s treated by others–specifically white people. 

2.) Introduce the situation

Pros: The reader will immediately feel involved in what is going on. This also allows the reader to see how characters feel about the situation. Can draw the reader in.

Cons: If the situation is bland, the reader could put your book down immediately.

The opening from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins does this well:

When I wake up, the other side of the bed is cold. My fingers stretch out, seeking Prim’s warmth but finding only the rough canvas cover of the mattress. She must have had bad dreams and climbed in with our mother. Of course, she did. This is the day of the reaping.  

The reader is tossed into the story already wondering what the heck the reaping is, and since she doesn’t immediately tell the reader–the reader wants to continue reading.

3.) Introduce the setting

Pros: A great way to show the world to the reader, a great way to show political unrest, a great way to immerse the reader.

Cons: It’s easy to overload your reader with information using this method.

The opening from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens is a wonderful example of this (forgive my boring literature choice, I’m an English major lol):

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.

This opening is also an example of overloading your readers but Dickens uses antithesis really well to provide intrigue enough to continue the story. He also explains the setting but does not directly say when the story is set, so the reader is left wondering, “What is the time he’s referring to?”

4.) Combine multiple openings

Pros: A nice combination can let the reader in on who it’s affecting, what’s going on,  and where they are!

Cons: Can be confusing because the reader is wondering who this is, what’s going on, and where they are!

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie does this well without overwhelming the reader:

IN THE CORNER of a first-class smoking carriage, Mr. Justice Wargrave, lately retired from the bench, puffed at a cigar and ran an interested eye through the political news in the Times. 

He laid the paper down and glanced out of the window. They were running now through Somerset. He glanced at his watch-another two hours to go.


But overall, if you haven’t started the story and this is your rough draft, I can guarantee that your story will change as you go. The more you write, the more you’ll realize that maybe starting the story another way would be more effective. Just starting, is a huge step. 

I don’t particularly like the opening of the book I’m writing now, but since this is my shitty first draft I can always come back to it later instead of dwelling on it and wasting the time I could use to write other parts of the book!

Good luck and happy writing!

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                “Hold that pose a little longer.” 

Peeta was painting away, it was a hobby of his that had stuck with him
throughout his whole life, even now as he had grown old… older so
to say, his painting still stuck strong with him and he enjoyed it. Capturing
the essence of someone, stranger, friend, lover, in a painting. It didn’t
matter who they were, he needed to paint them, or even a scenary. 

 “I’ll let you look when it’s finished.”

WRITING PROMPTS

Just message me your requests and I’ll do it

1) Oh my god What did you do

2) I got lost

3) But I like it that way

4) its a bad habit

5) you know everything about me

6) I was born for this

7) She’s a marine

8) I’m scared of it

9) Is that my shirt?

10) I swiped it off him

11) Its Abby’s fault

12) Come on its Christmas

13) I was trying to do magic

14) Guilty as charged

15) Hide Me

16) I’m cold, give it to me

17) I had no idea

18) Its just a pen

19) Lets run for it

20) better now

21) He worked in the BAU

22) This is childish

23)I said pick me up damn it

24) What an Asshat

25) I told you I dont drink

26) do you kiss your mother with that mouth?

27) I do it because it bothers you

28) You collect them? really?

29) dont even think about it

30) that’s my sister

31) Why dont you ever talk about it?

32) Egg Roulette

33) Dont dish what you can’t take

34) Imagine it though

35) Cooking throwdown

36) He cheats

37) Who does she like

38) What crawled up his ass and died?

39) What makes her tick?

  • 40) I can eat it
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Imagine helping Gale to get over Katniss and him falling in love with you.

Everyone was watching the Games, and you were getting bored. The same thing. Every year. The only things that changed were the Tributes and the Arenas. You left the crowd and started walking around the District. And you saw him sitting on the grass, playing with a flower. “Gale Hawthorne, you’re supposed to watch the Games…” you said as you walked to him. “So are you, (Y/N)(Y/L/N).” He laughed while you sat next to him. “Still not over her?”
“There’s someone else now…”
“Really? That’s great! Who’s the lucky girl?”
“You wouldn’t believe me if I told you.“ "Tell me.”
“It’s the one sitting next to me right now.” He said handing you the flower.
You stood for the surprise “Are you kidding me?”
He stood as well and gently grabbed your hands and looked in your eyes “Do I look like I am?”
You were too lost in his eyes to answer, and after few minutes his lips were softly kissing yours.

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