Understanding Point of View first, second, and third person

Understanding Point of View

Taught by - Leave your thoughts

Start this course

Point of view (or POV) is one of those tricky, technical elements in writing that can be a challenge for many writers. Together with voice, point of view helps establish the narration for your writing, and narration is the crucial link between you (the writer) and your readers.

In this course from DIY MFA's Gabriela Pereira, you will become intimately familiar with each of the major viewpoints. With the help of practical writing exercises in each lesson, you'll understand what it takes to become a master of POVs!

What you'll learn in this course

  • How to write in the 1st Person
  • The differences between 3rd Person Limited and Omniscient
  • The strengths (and dangers) of 2nd Person
  • How to wrangle multiple POVs
  • Epistolary and Journal forms

Students can only enroll in one class at a time. If you’re currently taking a course, please wait until it has finished before signing up for a new one.


Brought to you by:

Gabriela Pereira is a TEDx speaker, author, and founder of DIYMFA.com. She has spoken at national writing conferences including Writer’s Digest Conference, ThrillerFest, and AWP. She is an author and the host of the Writer’s Digest Podcast and DIY MFA Radio.

Learn more at DIYMFA.com

Start this course

Discuss this course

Leave a Reply

  Subscribe  
Notify of
Continue learning

People who enjoyed this course also looked at the following:

How to Craft a Killer Short Story

So, you've decided to write a short story! Many a published author got their starts from publishing short stories. It's the perfect medium for so many authors: succinct, clear, character-driven, and brief. Compared to the …

Taught by Laura Mae Isaacman

View course

Novel Revision: Practical Tips for Rewrites

Finishing even a single draft of a book is a huge accomplishment. But now you must see your manuscript through multiple revisions and drafts. No one writes the perfect book in one shot. You must open …

Taught by Revise & Resub

View course

Pricing Books for an International Audience

Using just a few platforms like Google Play, Amazon, and Kobo, you can reach more countries than you can name. But being present in a market does not guarantee sales. You will need to make …

Taught by Zsofia Macho

View course

How to Publish Your Picture Book

So, you have a picture book in your hands? Fantastic. But now you're probably coming up against the most important question of all: how are you going to publish it?Going from a picture book writer to a …

Taught by Kim Fleming

View course

How to Research a Historical Novel or Nonfiction Book

Historical research is a critical part of writing about the past. Finding the right details will augment the authenticity of your book. It may also act as a point of plot inspiration for historical novels. Historical research can involve anything …

Taught by Laurie Garrison

View course

How to Write for Middle-Grade Readers

Good news: There’s never been a better time to write Middle Grade. With the YA market as saturated as it is, editors aren’t acquiring as much of it as they used to. This has been …

Taught by Judy Goldschmidt

View course
×
Story Structure
Free Template: Three-Act Story Structure