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Writing Prompt - The View from Someone Else’s Eyes

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In literature, we talk a lot about POV - Point of View. If we want to write believable characters, writers have to try and put ourselves in the character’s head: to see what they see, to think what they think.


But it’s a good exercise for non-writers and life. Think about someone you care for or someone you completely disagree with. Now, imagine they are sitting where you sit now. What can they see? Where are their blind spots - the physical and the metaphorical ones? Are they different to your own (hint: they probably are)? Why do you think that is?


Here’s a link to an episode of Short Wave for further investigation. It’s generally a fantastic science podcast. The episode linked is about blind spots and vision and how these differ from person to person.

 

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