If you've ever wondered how to write a closer (or more distant) point of view in third person, watch this short video. The video is fifteen minutes long. It gives a detailed explanation of subjective and objective point of views and how to implement them in your writing to create the story you want the reader to experience.
Why does it matter?
I read a fabulous MG book (The Miraculous by Jess Redman), and I wondered about the point of view. I felt like I was close to the story as I was reading (due to the limited point of view), hearing and knowing only Wunder's (the protagonist) thoughts, but at the same time, Wunder wasn't the narrator. And I was curious how the author was able to achieve this.
Here's an explanation of the POV from a document on the author's website: This story is written from a third-person limited point of view. Wunder does not narrate the story, but we only hear his thoughts. We only know what Wunder knows.
Watching the following video helped me understand this POV better (close-but-distant narrator), so I can do the same with my own writing and help my clients accomplish this too.
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