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The Complete Guide to Writing Fiction in Third Person

Third-person point of view feels like the default in the literary world. Many novels refer to main characters using the pronouns “he,” “she,” or “they,” rather than the “I/me/my” of first-person narration.

Let’s explore the advantages and disadvantages of this perspective, along with some other concerns unique to this point of view (POV), including:

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Diane Callahan

Diane Callahan

Fiction writer and editor, a.k.a. YouTuber Quotidian Writer. www.quotidianwriter.com