Second person viewpoint – Love it or hate it

MorgEn Bailey - Creative Writing Guru

I thought tonight I’d talk about the little-known point of view that is second person.

Most writers (hopefully all) will know the difference between, and often write in, first person (I / we) and Third person (he / she / they) but second person (you) seems to be something either not heard of, not tried or not liked. From memory I have only interviewed one author (Stella Deleuze) whose favorite point of view is second, as it is mine (we actually have a lot in common and have become ‘twins’… my mum’s a twin. :))

Editors seem not to like stories in it, although I do get the impression (or am I just hoping) that it’s growing in popularity and one recently came second in a Writer’s Forum magazine, judged by writing friend and interviewee Sue Moorcroft.

That said, it gets tiring after a while to write…

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