It's been a while since I last posted a bootcamp tidbit, so here's number seven, according to Linda and Laura.
First Person - "I" or "We" (Narrator may not be trustworthy.)
Second Person - "You" (Ex. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie) Seldom used. Not a common convention.
Third Person - "He" or "She" or "They" MOST often used.
- 3rd person Limited - told from one character's point of view. We know only the thoughts, feelings, and motivations of the main character.
- 3rd person Unlimited/Omniscient - told from multiple characters' viewpoints. Knows inner life of all.
And that First Person is USUALLY told when the character has lots of BIG problems, or if you need to or want to identify most strongly with the main character, especially emotionally.