Can anyone give me very thorough details on what it means to be third person limited? I have a general idea. I've read plenty of articles (and old threads) on point of views, and I know I want to write my WIP in third person limited. I started out in omniscient, but have since decided to switch to a limited view, sticking with one character per chapter. No head hopping. No going into detail about things that the POV character wouldn't have knowledge of. Still writing everything in third person. However, I'm running into problems. I'm confusing myself. I think my confusion lies in how to stay limited but not drift into first person while I do it. I mean, besides not using the pronoun I, obviously, how exactly is third person limited distinguished from first person point of view? For this story, I don't want to do the italicized direct thoughts of my characters. That's not how I want to get into their heads. If I wanted to do that, I'd rather just go with the first person point of view. I want it to be more outside of themselves but still stick to one character so that sometimes I can zoom in on how that particular character feels both physically and emotionally. Except the problem is that once I zoom in like that, I get kind of stuck in their heads and the narrator in general starts sounding like them. So if I have a sarcastic character, suddenly my narrator starts sounding very sarcastic. Then it starts to feel less and less like third person and more like first. So what am I doing wrong here?