Good day, fair readers. I am the Lady Elyse, who you met last week. Lynnette has graciously allowed me to illustrate first person point of view while I am at this tournament in search of a husband for my cousin, Theresa. First person is point of view’s most intimate form. You learn everything I am thinking and feeling. All my motivations are exposed.
The disadvantage is that you only know my viewpoint and no one else’s. I can guess what someone is thinking by their expressions and actions, but alas, it is just a guess.
“Sir Reynald,” I hail the knight standing by a tent.
He flashes a warm smile and strides over to me. Here is his opportunity to marry a noblewoman and increase his land.
Wait, I was not thinking that. That is not my point of view. I thought he would be a good match for Theresa. Besides, he is too noble to marry for wealth. But if he is thinking that…
“At your service, Lady Elyse.” He bows in front of me.
I clear my throat. “I had wanted you to meet my cousin, but it seems she has disappeared.”
“Don’t worry, my lady. I shall help you find her.”
He offers me his arm and I take it. “We should look by the horses,” I say as we journey into the crowd.
Dear readers, be careful when writing in first person. Remember, you can only write what I know and feel.