I can write memoir pieces fluently, and I'm pretty comfortable writing fiction in first person as a result of that, but for some reason when I transition to third person I just get stuck and become frustrated. When I read third person it seems pretty straightforward, but I just feel so shackled when I try to write that way. It's frustrating because the novel I want to write and have put so much planning into really needs the openness of third person. I've experimented with different forms of third person (I leaned towards Limited, as the thoughts of certain characters are pivotal) but I find it very hard to establish a voice. My biggest problem arises when there is a section with no speech. I relish and enjoy dialogue but in a story with a lot of actual things happening, not just people talking, I start to struggle with how it's written and spoken. My writing feels a lot clunkier and I struggle to impart any of my strongest literary qualities onto the page. I've been reading Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson as it's the kind of style I would like to use, but when I sit down to write it just doesn't happen the way first-person does. Has anyone had these kind of problems and found a way to overcome them?