He, She, It—Third-Person Point of View
Lecture no. 17 from the course: Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques
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.