Lesson 2: Third-Person Close Narration

Writing Exercise

At the end of the first chapter of The Bark of the Bog Owl, Aidan throws rocks into the tree, and the rocks keep coming back down at strange times (and right on his head!). The limited third-person narrator shows us what Aidan sees. 

Retell that scene, again in limited third-person, but this time your point-of-view character will be Dobro. DON’T write in first-person. You still have a third-person narrator, but that narrator is telling us what things look like from the treetop.