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Subject: Second Person Narrative
Date Posted: 8/14/2009 9:07 PM ET
Member Since: 7/3/2009
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So does anybody here employ this form in their writing? I have decided to attempt it even though I haven't really wrote in a long time. The last thing I wrote to a finish was near the beginning of high school, one short story dealing with time travel (something I was really into at that time) and then an innappropriate story written about people in the neighborhood for laughs. So now that I've been doing it again, I have one that I am kind of working on that is third-person omniscient then I got adventurous and decided to try second person.

Date Posted: 8/14/2009 11:01 PM ET
Member Since: 1/30/2009
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Ooh, second person is tough.  Bright Lights, Big City is the only thing I can think of off hand where it was successful. 

Date Posted: 8/16/2009 2:30 AM ET
Member Since: 6/20/2009
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What I think is great about the 2nd person pov is you force the reader to do things that they would normally be against doing. Like peeping into the window of an unsuspecting woman. (Your stomach churns as the woman strips off her robe. Her shapeless body covered in leeches)

Of coarse, you don't want to only write in the 2nd. But I'm sure you know that.