In fiction, we tend to use first person or third person. But there are quite a few others. Here are the common choices:
- First person - the narrator is generally the main character in the book and tells the story as "I" (I did this, I said, I felt)
- First person plural - more rare, with the story told by "we" (we did this, we said that)
- Second person - very rare - the reader is treated as a character and is referred to as "you." This type of POV works well for some non-fiction works. For example, if I was writing a How-to article, I could use this to say "First, you take the paint brush and apply paint. Then you do this and this and this." For fiction though, this POV isn't used often, though it is used in those Choose Your Own Adventure books.
- Third person limited - the narrator is outside the story but focuses on one character at a time. (He said, she said). While the POV may change between different characters, these changes would be separated by scene or chapter breaks.
- Third person omniscient - the narrator is outside the story but doesn't focus on one character. The narrator knows all, sees all, conveys all.