I’ll just mention the basics of point of view. For a more in-depth look at it, check out Lydia K’s post here.
Point of view equals who (character(s)) is telling the story.
1st person: I am telling the story.
2nd person: You are telling the story.
3rd person: He/she/it is telling the story.
There are limited point of views where we’re in the head on one character at a time and omniscient point of views where we know what other characters are thinking or other things in the story that a particular character might not know.
Knowing what point of view you want to write in is so important. Trust me, you don’t want to have to go back and change it. I’ve had to do that with two stories so far. I wrote Once Upon a December Nightmare in first person and changed it all to third. I wrote Virtuoso in third person and in the process of rewriting it into first. If you aren’t sure, I’d consider writing the first chapter in a few different PoVs to see what works for you.
What point of view do you typically write in? Do you consider point of view before you write?