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Writing

4 Tips for Writing a Novel in Third Person

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Nov 8, 2021 • 3 min read

Using third-person narration offers the option of omniscience in a way that the first-person point of view and second person point of view cannot fully provide. Third-person narrative allows you to pull on every last one of your writing skills to reveal every detail at just the right moment, to give the world of your novel immediacy and intrigue, and capture as many different points of view as you need to.