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The Pros And Cons Of Writing In First Person – Writers Write

Last week I wrote about some of the different viewpoints, this week I want to discuss first person in more detail.

The more I study viewpoint the more apparent it becomes that there is no right or wrong. But there are pros and cons and whether or not they are pros or cons depends on you, the writer. I know, right? Can’t somebody just give me a solid rule that will solve all my issues?

Here is an example of first person:

She walked like beauty in the night, but in the harsh light of day, she was a bitch. She also happened to be my wife. You’d think I’d have figured this out before committing to a lifetime of misery, but she was a clever one. So subtle. So sly.

Looking back, I don’t know how I missed the signs. The well-meaning advice. The misunderstandings. The way she whittled away at my friends. Alienated my family, one honest comment at a time. It was the little things. The things you wouldn’t notice until it was too late. But, I am saving myself. Just in time.
Here are the pros and cons of using it:

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