Midweek Writing Prompt: A New POV (10/1/14)

In my classrooms and workshops, I strive to create safe, welcoming writing communities where individuals feel free to explore ideas, stories, and concepts without judgment. After all, we need those spaces to get started. The judgment – of editors, professors, critical friends – will come later. But in the beginning, we need that soft, friendly embrace where anything is possible and everyone loves you. Let’s go there together.

When my schedule allows, I will post writing prompts for you to play with. I encourage you to write something and to share those initial efforts in the comment section, or even your response to the prompt – tell us what happened when you sat down to write. After all, some of these prompts will lead you down a path toward publication – I’ve seen that happen often enough to be confident in that statement.

Give it a try! 🙂


Writing Prompt: A New POV (Point of View)

If you are currently working on something – an essay, a story, a poem – rewrite one of the scenes or moments from the point of view of someone else in the story. Change the perspective of that scene and allow it to unfold afresh through another character’s (or creature’s) eyes.

If you want something new, write about your morning or evening routine from your pet’s (or child’s) point of view. Show your routine from your cat’s perspective, or your dog’s, or your hamster’s, or your child’s.

This is a fun one, so go play! 🙂


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