Get Perspective on Your Characters

A Pen In Each Hand

By Mark Paxson

Option 1: Write the same scene from three different perspectives: First Person, Third Person, and Third Person Omniscient. Third Person Omniscient is a narrative voice that gets in the heads of each of the main characters rather than telling the story from the perspective of one character. How does using a different narrator’s voice change the story’s details?

Option 2: Write a dialog sequence in which the characters aren’t actually communicating with each other. Each character is talking about what matters to them while ignoring what matters to the other character, but through the miscommunication and conflict that arises as a result, more story and more character development occurs.

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