Tag: point of view


Writing Exercise: Point of View Writing Exercises

Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! This week’s writing exercise is all about exploring point of view, specifically the contrast between the protagonist and the antagonist and how they see the same scene. During this exercise, pay close attention to the voice of your characters. The antagonist should not sound anything like the protagonist and shouldn’t...

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Writing Exercise: Write A Chapter Of Your WIP In Second Person Writing Exercises

Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! This week’s writing exercise entails something not many authors use: writing in second person. I have only seen people use second person when they write a “choose your adventure” type of book. I’m not a big fan of using second person, only because I find it annoying to read, but...

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Articles / On Writing

Divas on Writing: Third Person Narrative Perspectives Today we are going to discuss the differences between omniscient and limited third person narrative perspectives. I believe that every writer needs to have a good handle on narrative perspective before they put pen to paper. Not having such will lead to a narration that is all over the map. What you want is consistency in narrative tone...

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Articles / On Writing

Point of View: Keeping Your Voices Distinct Most of the authors I know are women, and one of the biggest struggles I see with women authors is writing a realistic male character—or at least making the male protagonist’s voice distinctly different from that of his female counterpart. Too often there is little variation in voice or tone when the point of view changes from female lead...

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Writing Exercises

Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! This week’s writing exercise is a fun exercise with point of view. Admit it. You have a favorite Disney® character. It’s okay if it’s not Belle, Merida, Snow White, or Aladdin. Perhaps you’d rather be Maleficent, Gaston, Hans, or Attila. In fact, you could widen your circle of favorites...

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Articles / On Writing

Divas on Writing: Issues with the First Person Perspective   I have to admit that I’m a fan of the first person narrative perspective, but it has its problems. So if you are planning to pen your upcoming masterpiece in the first person perspective, there are several things that you’ll need to look out for. Mind reading The first and biggest issue I see as...

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Writing Exercises

Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! This week’s writing exercise is designed to help authors write from the pov of the opposite sex. We’ve added a little extra to it and have asked that you write about a daily gender related task to help you get into the “mood.” We hope you enjoy this feature...

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Writing Prompts

As some of us celebrate the return of our offspring to the classroom—and others lament the return to said classroom—today’s writing prompt is called Back to School. Perhaps you’d like to write from the perspective of a kindergartner—fresh-faced and excited for her very first day of school. Or maybe you’re thinking about a more mature student—a teen’s first day as a senior, with all the...

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On Writing

Writing Pitfall #5: Head Hopping   In today’s article, #5 in our series on writing pitfalls for new authors, we will deal with head hopping. Head hopping stems from a lack of understanding of third person perspectives. To properly understand head hopping, we must first review the different types of point of view (POV). Like the first person POV, third person limited is a close perspective that...

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