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  1. EmmaSohan


    I seem to be going in circles trying to think about this. I read this book which switches back and forth from the guy's point of view to the girl's. But, if you look at the pronouns, the whole book is written in third person.The narrator for the guy is omniscient, because he can know the guy's...
  2. W

    Changing tense within the same sentence

    Here's an example from something I recently read: “Inside, he couldn't pretend, couldn't hide from the fact that he was spending another Christmas by himself, and a man who spends Christmas by himself was indeed a man alone in the world.” The story is in past tense, but the second half of the...
  3. M

    Narrator adding personal thoughts in third person/omniscient novel? Is it acceptable?

    By this I mean, in a novel where it's generally 'he said/she said' and 'he/she/they did this or that' essentially recalling events, is it acceptable to have the speaker interject with their own opinions of topics raised, instead of views simply remaining expressed through the characters...