Manuscript Preparation, Copyediting, and Proofreading

Q. Can you change back and forth between first- and third-person narration within a story?

A. Yes, but it’s tricky. When you break the rules in writing, it’s usually a good idea to let someone else read it and give you feedback on whether it’s working the way you intended. Of course, sometimes the whole point is to confuse the reader—at least temporarily—in which case it’s weirdly even more important to know what you’re doing.