Okay, today I have more time so I am really going to try to make this one better. I know my last two sections of writing were appalling, please don't remind me, so lets actually take this a little more seriously. After all I am publishing it for all eyes to see so really I should only be doing my best work. Clean slate?
Third person-omniscient gives you the opportunity to get inside each of your character's heads (or just a few). Whatever the case, work hard on those clean transitions.
Write a short story or scene from the third person omniscient POINT OF VIEW.
Practice switching between different character's thoughts and actions without confusing or annoying the reader. When possible, try smoothly transitioning between two characters by using a connecting sentence that mentions both of their perspectives.
She never though in all her years she would ever see a sight like this. You hear about crashes happening up and down the motorway everyday but to actually see one was a whole other matter. Especially with it being a country road. Plus, being 6 months pregnant she didn't know what she could do to help, just that she had the overwhelming urge to get to the victims who were screaming out for someone to get them out.
Without thinking she moved to the closest vehicle and yanked the door handle. It had a dent in it, presumably from the other car that Dan had gone too. When her feeble attempts to get the door off failed she whipped out her mobile and dialled 999, reported the crash and moved to the other side. The passenger of this vehicle was unconscious with a nasty gash to the head. Panic set in and her heart started to beat faster. On one hand she wanted to help, on the other she didn't know if moving the person with a head wound would be a good idea. Her motherly instincts were pushing her to get the young man out of the car but her panic attack was stopping her from moving.
Dan knew he was doing the right thing when the father thanked him for getting his little girl out of the back seats. She had a nasty bump to her head but was otherwise in a good condition. Looking up he saw Sarah stepping back from the scene and colour drain from her face. He ran to her side and grabbed her hand with one if his and placed the other behind her back.
"You need to sit down," he said softly to her, gently easing her down to the floor, "that's it, there we go. Just stay here and breathe deeply. I'm going to try and get more of them out."
He waited for her nod and then returned to the vehicle that had had the child in. The front end was caved in and up against a tree. The man he had managed to get out had a cut on his left arm and his hand wasn't held up like it would be normally. He was comforting his daughter on the side of the road next to Sarah. It was probably a good thing as Dan didn't know if he would be able to get his wife out. From looking in through the window he could see that the tree had pushed the car in far enough to reach her leg and without wanting to cause further damage he had to make the tough decision to wait for the ambulance, and fire services so they could cut her out.
End of writing.
I don't want to carry on writing this because 1. I need to do some more research, and 2. I could probably write 2000 more words to carry this story on. As it's only a blog post I feel that it shouldn't be too long. However, if you want more let me know in the comments!
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