Third-person

Writing an immersive third person limited point of view.

What is third person? In third person pov the narrator refers to all character by third-person pronouns, such as he, she, or they. In contrast, first person pov uses the first person pronouns, I and me, for the narrator.

What is third person limited? Third person limited is the alternate to third person omniscient. In third person limited, you have one single pov character narrating the story at any given moment (though you can have as many of these limited pov characters as you want throughout the course of the story), whereas in third person omniscient, there is an omniscient (all knowing) narrator.

Why choose a limited third person pov? 

- The reader forms a stronger, more personal connection to your pov character(s).
- You can easily build suspense because the reader never knows for certain what the non-pov characters are thinking, feeling, or planning.
- You can more easily write an unreliable narrator because your narrator tells things only as they see them, and not as they truly are.

At the end of the day, there is nothing you can’t do with limited if you’re creative and willing to think outside the box. 

So you want to write a good limited third person pov then?

Keep in mind that most of these tips also translate to first person pov. In many ways, third person limited is very similar to first person, because you have a single narrator at any given time, and the reader is confined to that narrator’s interpretation of the world.

Here are some key things you need to remember while writing limited third person: 

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To any and all LGBT+ people of color feeling split between being a person of color and a part of the LGBT+ community:

You are not being oversensitive or divisive for calling out racism in LGBT+ spaces, or for calling out anti-LGBT+ bigotry in PoC spaces or race specific spaces.

You are not weak or a coward for choosing not to call out racism in LGBT+ spaces, or for not calling out anti-LGBT+ bigotry in PoC spaces or race specific spaces.

You shouldn’t have to separate your experience as a person of color and a someone who is part of the LGBT+ community to be more palatable or understandable to the majority group.

You can be both a person of color and part of the LBGT+ community and there is nothing wrong with that and nothing wrong with you.

You are perfectly valid in your identity. 

A few years ago, I started doing this thing where I take care of myself from a third-person perspective. It started when I got diagnosed with my neurological condition, as a way to remember and embrace that I had a handicap, and that my life would improve if I observed proper care of it. For example, when I started to get overloaded I taught myself to step outside of the situation and say, “Self, hey, I think we need to get out of here. Remember that you’re sick, and it’s okay that you’re sick. I know you’re still working, and I’m sorry, but it’s time to take us home.” A big step in my life happened when, on one of those days where just nothing worked at all, I just put myself to bed with a book and glass of milk at 4:00 in the afternoon, saying, “We did our best, but I think we need to shut this day down. This is your job right now; I need you to get a lot of rest, because there’s a lot to do tomorrow.” Everything feels so much better when someone understands and accepts what’s up with you, even if it IS you. Even the tough-love aspect through the worst of times that says, “I know this is breaking you down into little pieces, and I’m so, so sorry to do this, but I need you to keep going. I’m going to get us out of this, but in order to that I need you to keep going” makes everything so much easier. 

It’s turned into this major thing in my life. I can already state that this is the most important thing for success in grad school. When you can look at yourself objectively and feel a need to care for that good, hardworking little human as best you can, it makes it easy to put your health and safety first. It’s second nature to celebrate even the smallest victories of that person, because you work so hard to take care of them, and you see that hard work paying off in countless ways. Standing up for yourself if easy when that voice in your head rears up at once, unable to just sit by and let your person get kicked around. It’s hard for me to think, ‘Hey, please don’t say those mean things to me,’ but when I look at the situation from the outside I immediately start going, ‘Woah, buckarooni, you think I am gonna just sit here, let you talk at my human that way? Bouta get my foot in your face is what’s bouta happen, friend.’

This practice has made me more compassionate, more patient, and less tolerant of mistreatment of those around me in any form. The saying, ‘treat others as you treat yourself’ goes a long way when you treat yourself really, really well. I strongly recommend this practice to you student types. Be your own mom/big brother or sister. Or date yourself, be a healthy relationship. Put your own name on the list of people in your support system. 

Bellamy Blake Dating A Shy Girl Would Include:

• Bellamy catching her looking at him, and watching her get really embarrassed when he’d see her before they were together

• Even after getting together the same thing would happen, only this time he’d do the cute Bellamy smile whenever it did, because he thought it was adorable

• Him always making the first move

• Her getting extremely embarrassed whenever Bellamy was affectionate in public, at all

• Bellamy doing it all the time because he thought it was cute

• “Bellamy-” “what, princess? You know I love seeing you get all embarrassed”

• Sometimes getting lucky and having her hold his hand, hug him, or kiss his cheek in public

Lots of cuddling, and cute little signs of affection in more private areas

• Not a lot of heated moments, but when they did happen Bellamy being really sweet and gentle

Extra protective Bellamy

• Fighting with anyone that he thought was making her uncomfortable or upset in general

• Always getting stopped by her because she didn’t like the attention, or the fighting

• Bellamy listening all the time, albeit reluctantly

• “I don’t get why you won’t let me defend you..”

• Long, meaningful and quiet conversations late at night

• Quiet eye contact and shy smiles around the camp and on hunts together

• Him giving a lot of nose and forehead kisses

• Hinting for her to go somewhere with him using his eyes

• “Come on princess, I wanna show you something. I promise you’ll like it”

Originally posted by 19courage05

A/N: I’m sorry if this is a bit shit/short or if the anon who requested this would’ve preferred it using ‘you’ rather than ‘her’ but they didn’t really specify! The fic will be up tonight or tomorrow, depending on how fast I can write it, and will be an x reader. Hope you guys enjoy!