What Is Third-Person Point of View in Writing?

This post is by Jason Hellerman from No Film School

As a writer, are you ready to take on third-person point of view?

Writers deal with difficult problems all the time. Not least of them is deciding which point of view to use in their stories. How can you tell a story and have people picture it in their minds? Is there a way to see characters on the page and not have to embody them?

How do you dig into multiple characters’ thoughts and desires?

When you’re writing literature or even a screenplay, I find that a third-person point of view is crucial to helping people imagine the events of the story.

But what is the third-person point of view? And why has it become such a popular way to convey ideas to an audience?

Today., we’re going to go over the definition, look at examples, and study how you can get the most out of writing this way.

Sound good? Let’s get started.

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