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How to Write Point of View, Part 5, Third Person Distant

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Hi SErs! Harmony here 🙂 Today, I’d like to talk about how to write Point of View (POV) in the Third Person Distant perspective–otherwise known as Third Person Omniscient.

Third Person Point of View is unique because it has degrees of distance, unlike First and Second Person POVs. The Third Person lens can be dialled up close so it focusses on one individual at a time (Limited), or the lens can be left wide-angle to encompass everything and everyone (Distant or Omniscient).

What is Third Person Distant POV?

This perspective uses the pronouns He, She, and They. This sort of narrative keeps the reader at the furthest distance from the protagonist and action than any of the other styles. Third Person POV is the most commonly used perspective in fiction writing. Below is an example of Third Person Distant (Omniscient) …

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