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He, She, It—Third-Person Point of View

Lecture no. 17 from the course: Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques

He, She, It—Third-Person Point of View

Taught by Professor James Hynes | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

While first-person narration is an effective way to tell a story, third-person narration offers a wonderful range and flexibility, and allows you to dive just as deeply into your characters’ heads—if not more deeply—than the first-person perspective. Survey the spectrum of third-person voices, from the objective and external to the interior stream of consciousness.


October 17, 2016