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How do you start a first person in a story?

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Answer #1 | 23/12 2013 18:52
Use the word 'I', 'my' or 'me' in the opening sentence, straight away this is going to tell the reader it's a first person narrative. Using the term "This is my story..." or "My story began..." is also an excellent way to tell the readers that this is a first person narrative from a main character. I don't know any details about your fan-fic so I can't really give you advice in regards to story line or plot for the opening scene. I'd suggest reading some other fan-fiction and pay close attention to how they open a first person narrative, however giving a little back story/ personal information is always a good way to start, it builds a bond between the character & the reader. Good look :)
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Answer #2 | 23/12 2013 18:57
Start with your character doing something. Do not have them introducing themself, reflecting, waking up or having as dream.
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Answer #3 | 23/12 2013 21:01
How would you start it in third person? Use "I" instead.
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