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i am currently writing a book. i have been writing a book. i am been writing using "we" frequently and not "you" most of the time so as not to appear intimidating, is this correct?. i have checked various books where some of these writers use "we" throughout whilst others use "you" to refer to the general reader. which is the wisest approach?

It's up to the writer. You should use whatever fits the material best. If you use "we" though, you should make sure you and the reader are in agreement, or the reader is going to wonder what you are talking about. Personally, I don't think using "you" is intimidating. It could get monotonous so you want to vary your words. Good luck.


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