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Jennifer Lawler

Kendra, right. An author can’t leave all the work of interpretation up to the reader. As you say, in close third this is easier because internal thoughts can be used to contrast with or explain external behavior. But even in a more objective/detached narration, such contrast can be used:

“Oh, it’s not a big deal, I haven’t even bought the tickets yet,” Tamara said, shoving them deeper into her purse.

And while writers are taught to distrust exposition, exposition has its uses!