Writing

How to Start Writing a Story in First-Person Point of View

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Aug 23, 2021 • 4 min read

When starting a fictional creative writing project, you have to decide what point of view (or points of view) you want to use to convey your action. First-time writers often choose third-person for their short story or novel, but first-person POV can be a great choice to activate your story and bring your readers inside your character’s mind. The beginning of a first-person story is key in establishing the voice of your character and setting the tone for the rest of your story.