Walk a mile in my shoes
See what I see
Feel what I feel
Think my thoughts
Hear what I hear
Touch what I touch
Live my sorrows, my worries, my fears, my pains and my laughter
When you have lived my life, you will be able to understand me
Writers get to the point of the story by taking the liberty of walking in the shoes of their characters. There are three basic point of view (P.O.V.) choices to carry the point of the story to the end .
Which Point of View will you use to tell your story?
First Person Point of View
Tell the story while involving the narrator as part of the story. Use pronouns such as I, me, mine, our, we, us, etc. First person is used when the main character is telling the story. The first person point of view is used primarily for autobiographical writing, such as a personal essay or a memoir.
Second Person Point of View
The reader is the main character in the story. Other characters refer to the reader as “you.” This narrative is generally used for explanatory articles and how-to books. Use the pronouns: you, yours.
Third Person Point of View
The third person point of view is communicated by a narrator/writer who is not part of the story. It describes what is seen and heard, not what the characters think or feel. Use the pronouns: he, she, it.
A narrator who knows everything about all the characters is all knowing, or omniscient.
When a nonfiction story, like a Memoir, comes too close to the emotional buttons, a writer can ease the pressure and write the story from the third person point of view instead of the first person point of view.