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Understanding the Rules When Writing Articles in the 3rd Person

What is involved when writing in the third person is when a story is narrated. And for this condition, the writing is referred as a form of narrative.

Writing then in 3rd person would require an understanding first of what is the 1st person writing or not the narrative form of writing .

First of all, writing in the 1st person view is writing situations as if seeing them yourself, like in the point of “I” view. An example of the 1st person perspective writing is when you write “I saw her face for the first time and I thought she is really pretty.”

There is another writing which is the second person where the point of perspective is under “you”. This is why articles you read in this form will state “You might like to look at her so you will understand what is beautiful.”

In the case of the 3rd person writing, the writer is acting as the narrator and he or she is not really in the story written about. The events of the story can be given life in whatever setting or mode, depending on the narrator’s views of an event, and this is the liberating part of this form of writing. Imagine the narrator making up the story in a light hearted or heavy way, and speaking the thoughts of another person even without the knowledge of the other person.

So, if you want to write following on the 3rd person way, there are some pointers that you can consider to help you.

The first tip is to decide the point of view that you want to tell about, like if you stay in one character’s point of view (or limited) or from all of the characters’ points of view (or omniscient).

The second guideline in this type of writing is in deciding the objective of your narration, and that is if you want to narrate only your character’s actions, or if you want to narrate both the actions and thoughts of your character. Be informed that when writing in the third person perspective, you will only objectively account the actions of the characters and you do not narrate any of the feelings or thoughts of the characters.

The third tip in writing in the third person perspective is the choosing of the voice of your character or characters, and this is considered the fun aspect in this type of writing. As the narrator in this form of writing, you have the choice whatever you like of your character depending on the tone of your story, from a character you want to be a mild-mannered person, or a lunatic society figure, or even create your own person to be the lead of your characters.

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