How to Write Point of View, Part 3, Second Person

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Hi SErs! Harmony here 🙂 Today, I’d like to talk about how to write Point of View (POV) in the Second Person perspective.

Remember in the last POV post, I said that First Person is almost as up close as you can get? Well, Second Person IS as up close and personal as your writing gets.

What is Second Person POV?

This perspective uses the pronoun ‘You’. This sort of narrative immerses the reader in the experience of being the protagonist. Second Person voice is different from simply addressing your reader. Rather, it puts them squarely in the middle of the action. They become the actor rather than the reader. The events in the story happen to YOU as you read. Below is an example of Second Person POV …

By the time you get home, your husband will be dead. It’s hard…

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