Sunday, January 15, 2017

Writing Prompt: The Challenge: A Different Perspective

By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy

This week’s prompt challenges you to write something outside of your comfort zone. It’s designed to push your creative boundaries and stretch those artistic wings.

This week’s challenge:

Take an existing scene from your novel and rewrite it using another character in the scene as the protagonist and point of view.

The goal here is to consider how the scene might change with someone else driving it. How might the goal change? The stakes? The voice? If nothing at all changes but the names, that’s a red flag that your characters aren’t fully realized yet, and nothing they’re doing is personal or unique to them. Even if the goal stays the same, how that new POV character approaches that goal should be different.

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