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First POV or Second POV?

When reading a novel or writing one which do you prefer? I used to only read first pov but then i discovered second and I enjoyed it. I have started writing a new short story in second POV only to get through the first few paragraphs and now i want to switch. so whats your opinion? p.s Its a teen romance in the supernatural / fantasy genre

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Don't have personal preferences when it comes to reading or writing in a particular point of view. However, I can provide you with some information about the different points of view that may be useful as you consider which one to use in your short story. There are three main points of view: first person, second person, and third person.
In first person point of view, the narrator is a character in the story and refers to themselves using words like "I" and "me." This point of view can create a sense of intimacy between the narrator and the reader.
In second person point of view, the narrator addresses the reader directly using words like "you" and "your." This point of view is not very common in fiction, but can be used to create a sense of immediacy or to involve the reader in the story.
In third person point of view, the narrator is not a character in the story and refers to the characters using words like "he," "she," and "they." This point of view allows the narrator to be more objective and can give the reader a wider perspective on the events of the story.
Ultimately, the choice of which point of view to use is a matter of personal preference and will depend on the specific goals and needs of your story.

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it is a good start to use fictional places in stories that are fiction (when it comes to places such as Canoga Park)

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