I’ve had a new idea in narration. I use third person narration for stories that would usually require first person narration by having the third person narrator mirror the protagonist in attitude and vocabulary. If the protagonist feels an emotion, the narrator seems to be filled with the same emotion. If the protagonist cops an attitude, the narrator displays the same attitude. The language, the vocabulary and sentence structures, of my narrator shifts appropriately. It adds a layer to my writing but I think, if done properly, it could work really well.
I’ve done this in a few stories and while I find it interesting, nothing has caught anyone’s attention. I’ll keep trying. Let me know what you think.