Writing in Third Person Omniscient

I sometimes struggle with the different writing styles. Here are some great examples to help you in your writing and moving your story forward. ❤

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Hello guys! I hope you’re all doing well. 🙂

Today is the third installment of writing styles featuring Third Person Omniscient. In the post that started this endeavor, I mentioned some of the reasons Third Person Omniscient is avoided or ignored, but today I wanted to talk more about how to write using it.

First off, it’s important to note that Omniscient switches between Points of View (POV within a scene without the benefits of scene or chapter breaks to separate the POVs. One of the misconceptions is that it’s using multiple POVs, and to a point that’s correct, but in truth, there is only one: The Narrator.

The Narrator is the one relaying the story to us whether through telling us the story (Distant or Objective Omniscient. Think campfire stories) or allowing us to walk among our characters and experience what each of them do as they move the…

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About Colleen Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is a writer of cross-genre fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Her debut novel, a YA fantasy series called, “The Heart Stone Chronicles - The Swamp Fairy,” was published January 2017. The book reveals the story of Abby Forrester, a 14-year-old orphaned girl who is entrusted with saving a community of fairy nymphs from certain ecological destruction. Along the way, Abby learns about friendship, love, and what it means to actually belong to a family. Colleen’s writing explores ecological situations in the multicultural world of today. She combines real-life historical events into her writing to create experiences that will continue in the hearts and heads of her readers. A veteran of the United States Air Force, Colleen is also a retired bookkeeper. She has an Associates Degree in Business Administration, and another Associates Degree in the Arts, which she uses to combine her love of writing with her passion for all things creative. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband, dogs, children, and grandchildren. When time permits, she also loves gardening, cooking, and crocheting old fashioned doilies into works of artistry. She lives in the United States with her husband and her two Pomeranians, Sugar, and Spice. You can learn more about Colleen and her writing on her website colleenchesebro.com.

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