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How to Write Articles in the 3rd Person

Writing in the third person is as if you are narrating a story as you write. And for this condition, the writing is referred as a form of narrative.

To be able to understand how to write in 3rd person, it is good to understand writing not in the narrative form which is the 1st person 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. To cite an example, your sentence will be written in this way, “The first time I saw her face, I thought she is really beautiful.”

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.”

Now, if we describe the 3rd person writing, the situation is that you as the writer is not exactly in the story but rather you just act as the narrator of the event. The beauty of being the narrator is that the story’s events can be set in any tone or mood in any way you like. 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.

To help a writer follow the 3rd person writing path, there are some tips to consider.

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 guided that your objective in third writing perspective is to account only the actions of the characters and not narrating any of the thoughts or feelings of the characters.

Writers consider this third guideline of third person writing as really fun because narrators get to choose the voice of their characters. 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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