You will notice three distinct points of view when it comes to the omniscient section. These are the third person limited or subjective, the multiple third people limited, as well as the third person omniscient points of view. The third person omniscient point of view considers all points of view as one. It takes into account all angles of observation in the story, with none of the limitations of the other points of view. This gives the author certain advantages.
It is the most traditional style of writing. We have always had plenty of our stories told to us through this point of view. The narrator simply dived into the story full on and told you everything. This has made most people to respond to this style of writing expectantly and naturally. You thus wish to know more when you find the story to be covered in this perspective.
The author also gets to cover more ground by telling us more about all the characters. Through this perspective, the author can see and tell of the thoughts and actions an reactions of all characters, which makes getting the meaning of the story much easier. It shall enable the different points of view and the understanding of the characters to the same event to be portrayed. This prepares you for all the things these characters shall finally do.
The point of view also gives the author the necessary command to proceed with the storytelling. In the other points of view, the story shall be limited to the heads and eyes of one or a few people. But through an omniscient point of view, the author shall show us so much more, and in a limitless manner. The author is in charge of the way the story’s details shall be revealed. Your voice is inseparable from the story you are telling.
This style also works best when you are telling an epic story. This works best when your story covers many years, with many characters in it, across vast lands and territories. The same could not have been achieved had you resorted to the other methods of storytelling. You can use those in other forms of writing. If you have a great epic; you now know what method to go for.
You will also get to show the action in a story in a much better way. Since you can take a more distant and higher perspective stance, you can showcase all the actions of your characters. Rarely does action happen involving one person. You will thus struggle to show all of it through one person’s point of view.