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Style in Writing. Writing styles and Reading Perceptions are influenced by our own life experiences. What types of life experiences influence our perceptions?

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1 Style in Writing

2 Writing styles and Reading Perceptions are influenced by our own life experiences. What types of life experiences influence our perceptions? ACTION POINT: Make a character. Include specific details such as physical traits, personality quirks, and special features. THINK POINT: What about your character is actually a veiled reference to you or who you hope to become?

3 1 st Person Point of View Uses the pronouns I or We Details of the story must be told from the storyteller This is usually a main character If your main character can not touch, see, hear, taste, smell, think, know or feel something you cant include it. To introduce something outside the main character your main character must observe actions or hear knowledge from another character. The 1 st person point of view is friendly. The reader can feel like a close friend with the main character. The main character confides in the in reader. It is intimate.

4 Issues with 1 st Person Point of View You must know your character very well Dialect and personality quirks must be carried throughout the story You must SHOW the reader and not TELL the reader everything that is happening If you base your main character upon yourself, your character can quickly become boring. Even if the POV does not end up working for your story, it is excellent to try writing from the POV to help with your character development.

5 Second person point of tiew treats the reader as a character in the story The pronoun you is used frequently (Think: Choose Your Own Adventure) The POV can be challenging due to the battle you may have with your reader in dictation their actions This POV is used less than 1 st and 3 rd person POV

6 Third person point of view tells the story with the author as a narrator. The pronouns he or she will be used The narrator may be omniscient or limited Omniscient means the narrator knows everything everyone is thinking or doing. Limited Omniscient means the narrator know everything ONE CHARACTER is thinking or doing. Third Person Limited Omniscient writing gives a bit more freedom than writing in first person LO shows thoughts where as FP shows mainly actions and words

7 Think: Point of view can be altered for different purposes or effects. Ask: How does the author decide the most effective point of view? Ask: What changes would we see if the point of view were altered? Do: Write a letter or a poem using the show not tell technique.


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