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Different Points of View – A Must for Writers

Just a quick note to writers:

Did this cartoon make you laugh? Did it make you go, “hmm…”?

Now, think of your latest novel, short story, script, screenplay or poem. How many points of view are there? There are an infinite number of ways to analyze the same subject. Not all of them need to make it on the page, but if you’re stuck on a plot, or if your character is too one-note, can you make them view the same situation in a different way?

The above is a perfect illustration. Because of men they cover up everything. Because of men they cover up nothing. Layers, dimensions, points-of-view. A different side of the same coin. Add that to your WIP for a harder and lasting impact!


4 comments on “Different Points of View – A Must for Writers

  1. lorageneva
    June 28, 2012

    Reblogged this on lorageneva and commented:
    This post makes a very good point about character points of view. In order to deve

    • Jane Doe
      June 28, 2012

      Lorageneva – I grabbed the rest of your comment from your blog. Very well put!

      “This post makes a very good point about character points of view. In order to develop fully rounded characters, the writer should consider such points of view and how those points of view might impact other characters and the readers. This can help created some pretty interesting plot twists and conflicts. It is a simple cartoon, but it says a lot. Great post! “

      • lorageneva
        June 28, 2012

        Thank you! For some reason, when I reblog, not all of my statements are showing up, and I have to go back and re-type them. I’m sure I am doing something wrong…I’m working on it. Thanks for checking it 🙂

  2. D. Bryant Simmons
    June 29, 2012

    Great point! And putting both women in the same story would make for some interesting scenes. I might have to steal that one 😉 if I ever get back to writing mode.

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