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Old 02-28-2007, 12:17 AM
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Do you need help writing? Improving? Having trouble with grammar or creating paragraphs? Want to know the difference between 1st person, 2nd person, and 3rd person? Go ahead and ask. No question is stupid.
Whats umm... second person. I know third person is like an auto-biography, except in a story, and third person is sort of like a narrarator telling the story, but whats second person?
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Old 02-28-2007, 12:20 AM
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Second person is when you use "you". As in,

You open your eyes slowly, staggering across your room to the Poke Ball on the desk. Joy fills your heart as you pick it up and head off...

I never use it. ^_^;;
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Old 02-28-2007, 12:44 AM
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Second person is when you use "you". As in,

You open your eyes slowly, staggering across your room to the Poke Ball on the desk. Joy fills your heart as you pick it up and head off...

I never use it. ^_^;;
That just sounds plain weird. It sounds like you're ordering someone around. Ok, this can be locked.
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Old 02-28-2007, 02:04 AM
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It is the pov used in Choose your own adventure books, and one pokemon fic I know of :)
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Old 02-28-2007, 04:54 AM
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Second Person is weird to read... I can't imagine attempting to write like that.
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That would be an interesting experiment. Writing a Pokemon fic like that. At the end of the first post: Go to Post 2 to run away or Go to Post 7 to explore. And so on like that.

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Old 02-28-2007, 06:44 AM
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Second Person is used in some RPs also, but it's difficult to use it in Forum-based ones. You'll often see it in chat-based RPs.
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Old 02-28-2007, 08:21 AM
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Second Person is weird to read... I can't imagine attempting to write like that.

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Just goes to show. I wrote one of my stories "Worst Nightmare" in second person. But I had to edit it to first person to fit in with the contest's rules. Those of you who were here then may remember Skottie telling me off for not doing what the contest said...XD

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Old 02-28-2007, 03:02 PM
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Just goes to show. I wrote one of my stories "Worst Nightmare" in second person. But I had to edit it to first person to fit in with the contest's rules. Those of you who were here then may remember Skottie telling me off for not doing what the contest said...XD

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It was the worst nightmare because you used 2nd person. :P

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Old 02-28-2007, 03:59 PM
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I can't imagine writing with second person only, there will always be a "I" somewhere : first and second person.
In my opinion there should always be a reason for using second person : if there's a second person, it means that there are two people, so the narrator must exist. See my point ?

I don't think that second person make the reader feel involved in the story. It should, but I never felt it ^^
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Old 02-28-2007, 10:39 PM
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Second Person is weird to read... I can't imagine attempting to write like that.

That would be an interesting experiment. Writing a Pokemon fic like that. At the end of the first post: Go to Post 2 to run away or Go to Post 7 to explore. And so on like that.

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Now that you say that, I have read a book like that. That would be cool though... an interactive story.
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Old 03-01-2007, 02:00 AM
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Yeah, basically second person is where you write like this:

"You suddenly came inside the house after opening the door. For some reason, your arms started to shake..." etc.

Saffire Persian, a member here I know of, uses second person and does it quite well.

Like everyone else, I don't use second person because it's quite hard to pull off.
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I can't imagine writing with second person only, there will always be a "I" somewhere : first and second person.
In my opinion there should always be a reason for using second person : if there's a second person, it means that there are two people, so the narrator must exist. See my point ?

I don't think that second person make the reader feel involved in the story. It should, but I never felt it ^^
It's not what it sounds like. Second person doesn't mean the first person is there. It's just from a different point of view.

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Old 03-02-2007, 11:48 PM
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As Bay mentioned, Saffire Persian writes in second person and does so very, very well; I recommend checking out her stuff.

You sound a little confused on first and third person too (third person is not like an autobiography o_O), so I'll briefly explain that: first person is when you use "I", third is when you use "he" or "she" (or "it").
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Old 03-03-2007, 12:33 AM
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Does anyone care that cookbooks use 2nd-person as well, or am I spamming? oo;
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