Hi guys I was comparing my work with some of the ones you guys wrote and something felt different to me, but i didn't know what. Later i found out that they were written in close 3rd while mine was written in both close and distant, as in alternating between them. I will write mostly in close 3rd, but what i want to know that is it ok for me to keep alternating distances? Or i must stick to using 1 distance only? Example paragraph: But it wasn't all bad. The numbness that Xander felt caused him to enter a strangely calm and serene state in which he began to ponder about the things that he had done ever since he found out he was stuck in this nightmare. So far all that he could figure out was ........(a bit of description so i skipped it). Weird. Maybe he was missing something? He could try to check again, but what was the point? Why bother when he couldn't see anyway? He then tried to sleep, which was something that he couldn't do within the absence of light. Also is it ok to use both the direct and indirect method in conveying thoughts? Or do i need to stick to 1 only? Cause I'm terrible at converting some direct to indirect thoughts. Like this: "Think, Larry, Think!" No idea how to write that in indirect form.