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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.

 

Thanks for reading! I would love to hear whatever you're willing to share that came from the prompt. Please comment below or click on the chat window, even if it's only to tell me that you've found this prompt useful.



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Shazz JE
Shazz JE
Mar 01, 2022

Thank you Gal. I am now going to have to look up Tara Westover's book as I am intrigued about her mother's quote. You always get me thinking

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Shazz JE
Shazz JE
Feb 25, 2022

Yay, your blog post couldn't have come at a better time. I was googling just this topic to help my drafting of my current writing. Thank

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Shazz JE
Shazz JE
Feb 25, 2022

Yay, your blog post couldn't be better timed for me. Thank you for sharing.

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