Third person point of view: omniscient, subjective, & external (tip 42) 3

D.D. Johnston discusses writing in the third person. He considers three main types of third person perspectives: the third person omniscient, the third person objective (or external), and the third person subjective (or limited). He concludes that the third person subjective should be most writers’ default viewpoint.

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Writing in the second person and an introduction to point of view (tip 39) Reply

Writers have three choices when it comes to point of view (the perspective from which a story is told). The vast majority of stories are told in the first person or the third person, and as we’ll see in future videos, these options come with multiple complexities, variations, and pitfalls. But in this video we take a look at the rarest option: the second person.

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