3 Third-Person Point of View Pitfalls

And How to Avoid Them

Annette Lyon
Feb 28 · 4 min read
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Several years ago, I pulled out an ancient manuscript of mine and read through the first few pages. At first I was pleasantly surprised; the writing and dialogue weren’t too bad. I still thought the language was fresh and fun.

One big problem, though: the point of view was nonexistent.

While some of my favorite authors, like L M Montgomery and Charles…