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In this series of exercises, you will be experimenting with Point of View in writing. Prompts will include writing scenes from the POV’s of secondary characters, creatures, and objects as well as rewriting your favorite scenes from books, fics, and your own work (where applicable) from other character’s perspectives to see how it changes the story and when it might help your story to use those other views.

 

The first prompt will be posted on June 5th.

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Pick up the book you are currently reading or the last book you read. Find a scene you particularly enjoyed. Rewrite that scene from a different character’s point of view who is also in the scene. The scene doesn’t have to be long and you don’t have to rewrite the whole scene. Please remember to cite the book you used.

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I am posting this a couple of days early because it's a holiday weekend and I would rather be early than late. xD

 

Write a scene from the point of view of an inanimate, stationary object, such as a wall, a tree, or something fastened in place in some way.

 

As an added challenge to those doing CampNaNo this month, see if you can work the scene into your story!

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Write a scene from the point of view of a small household animal, such as a cat/kitten, dog/puppy, or a fish.

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Open the last scene you most recently wrote in a project, fic or original. (For those who do not write, the last scene you read in a fic or a book.) Rewrite the scene from the point of view of something that cannot be seen by the present characters, such as a hiding house elf, a dust bunny under a sofa, or a bird perched in a tree.
 

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Non-Fiction Alert! We’ve all wondered what it’s like to be in someone else’s shoes, especially while we’re talking to them. Write about one of these times from your own life, but try to write it from the other person’s perspective. You don’t have to get a hold of the person and ask them, “Hey, what were you thinking that one time…?” Just try to make the best inference you can based on what you know.
 

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Someone is wearing a mask. Write a scene from the point of view of the mask OR from the point of view of the person behind it.
 

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Special NaNoWriMo change up!

Think of a scene you’ve written this month that you’re particularly proud of or that you really, really liked. Rewrite that scene from the POV of ANYTHING ELSE. Another character, a piece of furniture, a plant, and animal, ANYTHING. (And even if you don’t keep it, this still totally counts towards your total word count!)
 

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I appear to be a little later than normal. :whistling:


Write a scene from the point of view of a holiday decoration. The star or angel on a tree, the far left candle on the menorah- a decoration from the holiday YOU celebrate.

 

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Write a scene from the POV of something (or someone) very small.

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Write an "unseen" scene from the book you are currently reading or last read. (Please cite the book used.) And "unseen" scene is a scene we know MUST have taken place, but was not witnessed by the main characters and therefore, not actually in the book.

(Ex. - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Ginny Weasley writing back and forth with Tom Riddle.)

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I am more than a week behind on prompts. Please excuse me if posting becomes ridiculously irregular between now and June- I have a lot of things going on and I keep forgetting this.

This is going to sound a little odd, but write a scene from the POV of the audience. (Reader/watcher whathaveyou.) Often times, we write plot twists or film jump scares to get a specific reaction from the audience, but since we aren't there when they are reading/watching, we never get to see if we succeeded. So, based on your own story or based on a story you've enjoyed, write the reader.

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