Writing Day #2: Exploring Three POVs

It’s Writing Day at my house again! Which means it’s time to pull together another writing assignment for “my girls”–and put it on here for you to enjoy too!

Today’s assignment is fun! It’s one that I have experimented with in the past. I didn’t have time to fill out my own examples for you today (like I did last time), but I tried to explain things clearly. Download your assignment/worksheet here: March 2018 Explore 3 POVs (or copy and paste from below).

To compliment this assignment, I am also sharing K.M. Weiland’s article on Head-Hopping, which you can read here.

I really, really want to see the three examples you write! You can either share them in a comment, or email me directly at amandaterobooks(at)gmail(dot)com.

Thanks, and happy writing!

***What writing exercises have you had a blast with?***

 

 

Writing Assignment for March 2018:

Explore Three POVs

Point of view is the angle of considering things, which shows us the opinion or feelings of the individuals involved in a situation. In literature, point of view is the mode of narration that an author employs to let the readers “hear” and “see” what takes place in a story, poem, or essay. (https://literarydevices.net/point-of-view/)

For the assignment, I want you to describe one event from the eyes of three very different people. You may choose a random event from your life, use your imagination, or pick one from the idea list. You must use the same event for all three POVs.

Keep it short. Your goal in this assignment is to merely explore different POVs. You don’t have to write a complete story about each character. Use 3-5 sentences to describe what they see, how they feel, what they smell, what excites (or terrifies!), etc. them about this event. For example, climbing the stairs for an elderly man will be an exhausting, bone-creaking endeavor while the same event is a fast-paced adventure for a toddler who must do it before his babysitter realizes he has escaped.

Tips: When you write various POVs, think about your five senses. What does this person see, hear, feel, taste, and smell? You do not always have to use all five senses, but it gives you a good starting point to know how to get inside your character’s head.

Event idea list:

  • Cleaning the kitchen
  • Taking a road trip
  • A fancy ball
  • Being stranded on an island
  • Climbing up the stairs
  • Escaping a prison
  • Outsmarting the enemy (or a dog)
  • Riding a bike
  • Facing a giant/dragon

POV idea list:

  • A teen girl
  • A teen boy
  • An elderly woman
  • An elderly man
  • A young woman
  • A young man
  • A baby
  • The family pet
  • A wild animal

POV #1

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POV #2

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POV #3

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Amanda Tero is a homeschool graduate who desires to provide God-honoring, family-friendly reading material. She has enjoyed writing since before ten years old, but it has only been since 2013 that she began seriously pursuing writing again – starting with some short stories that she wrote for her sisters as a gift. Her mom encouraged her to try selling the stories she published, and since then, she has begun actively writing short stories, novellas, and novels. If something she has written draws an individual into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, it is worth it!
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