This week your Fiction Project assignment (below) is about Point of View. Pay attention to how this assignment might affect the work you are doing on your rough draft. This time, it may not affect anything, but on the other hand, it could have a big impact! Keep an open mind.
|Fiction Fundamentals||Week||Step in the Project|
|Point of View, Style and Voice||Week 06||Choose point of view. Select a scene from your story and write it first from the point of view of Character A, using the “first person.” Then write the same scene from the point of view of Character B in the “third person.”|
Step 1. Choose a scene and the two characters to work with. The scene you choose could be one of you have already written or one that you are planning but haven’t written yet. In either case, this exercise will help you sort through the decision about the best “point of view” for your story.
Step 2. Read the “Point of View” section in Chapter 2 of your textbook before you tackle this assignment.
Step 3. Write the scene from Character A’s point of view using first person.
Step 4. Write the same scene from Character B’s point of view using the third person.
|Sample Points of View
Character A. The wolf. It’s not easy being a wolf. My stomach’s always growling, and I can’t catch the rabbits like I used to. No siree, I’ll settle for dumb little humans any time. Wait! Is that one coming? Yum. And so on …
Character B: The little girl. The little girl stopped, kneeled down and watched two little frogs hopping across a log. She loved the forest. She wasn’t afraid. She stood up, grasped the basket of cookies, and spotted a friendly fellow with long raggedy ears. And so on.
Step 5. After you finish writing your scene from two points of view, take a minute to analyze what you have on hand. Which point of view works best? Maybe you will stick with the point of view you started with. Fine! Or maybe you will decide to switch to another point of view.
Here’s a thought. Some stories are told by an omniscient narrator. As your text puts it, this kind of narrator “gets into everyone’s mind in turn.” Maybe you will decide to go with an omniscient narrator, in which case, you could use both points of view.
What to turn in this week: Submit your sample of two different points of view of the same scene.
Developing Your Rough Draft
Keep working on the rough draft of your story. Feel free to incorporate any details from this week’s exercise. This time, it may not affect anything, but on the other hand, it could have a big impact.
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