Writing in the third person is as if you are narrating a story as you write. Thus this kind of writing is referred to as the form in 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.
Writing situations then as if you are there yourself and describe it in the “I” point of view is the kind of writing in the 1st person perspective. For example, you will write your sentence like “The first time I saw her face, I thought how beautiful she is.”
And there is another kind of writing described as the second person perspective with the use of “you” in the sentence. Thus, you will read articles written like “If you have not seen a beauty, take a look at her.”
So, going back to the 3rd person writing, this is the situation when you are acting as the narrator, and the perspective is that you are not really part of the story. 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.
For those who want to consider writing on the 3rd person perspective, you might like to remember these tips below to help you in this kind of writing.
The first pointer is to decide whether you go to a limited point of view, meaning you want to tell the story from one character, or the omniscient point of view where you will tell the story from all of the characters’ points of view.
The next pointer is to decide the objective of your narration, whether your narration is only about the actions of your character or narrate all of both thoughts and actions of the 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. You have choices of your decision depending on how you will run your story, from having a character who is lunatic, or a someone from history, or make up your own person or group of persons to make up your characters.