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What are the pros and cons of using first person/second person/third person perspective in your story?

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Duplicate but I can't find the link on my phone. –  StrixVaria Nov 27 '10 at 17:44
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As @StrixVaria mentions, the following questions/answers are related: writers.stackexchange.com/q/2/16, writers.stackexchange.com/q/273/16 –  Zayne S Halsall Nov 27 '10 at 18:27
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I also think this is a little too broad. This Q would be better if it were a specific question about a specific voice. –  JSBձոգչ Nov 27 '10 at 23:43
    
can you differentiate this more from the question StrixVaria mentioned? –  Neil Fein Nov 28 '10 at 4:03

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A few main points are:

First person - you (the reader) have a closer relationship with the character. You are more likely to feel what they feel. (I guess :P)

Second person - you are in the story, used commonly in the "pick your path" stories because it is YOU in the sticky situation, so YOU must pick the path.

Third person - Gives a larger view of what is happening in the world. You can find out things about multiple characters because you are not restricted to the eyes of a character.

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