This is the Class 5 from CWN's free online creative writing course in fiction. (If you're not signed up for the course, consider yourself invited. Click here to start.)
Free Creative Writing Courses - Class 5
Topic: Point of View
There you are! Good to see you. Today's class is about narrative point of view and different types of narrators.
10-minute writing assignment - Do this after reading the lesson:
Imagine a blind date. The guy thinks it goes wonderfully -- amazing chemistry; they have so much in common. The girl thinks it's a disaster, that he's a real creep. (Optional: write character profiles first for both of these characters).
Part 1 (5 minutes): Write about the date in the first person, from the girl's point of view. E.g., "I met him at the restaurant at seven. He looked..."
Part 2 (5 minutes) Write about the same date in the first person, from the guy's point of view.
Today's reading - After completing the reading, return here to do the 10-minute writing assignment:
How to Write Short Stories from Inside Your Character's Head.
Good progress! See you next time.
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