For today’s writing prompt, I want to go a little more traditional. Since it is the weekend and we should be having fun.
What we will deal with, though is point of view. Not so much in actual writing, though. Instead, I want you to use today’s prompt to get inside the head of someone else.
By doing this exercise you will write in a multi-verse style of point of view thinking.
On the first part, you are going to write from someone else’s point of view, from their eyes and their thoughts.
On the other part, though, you will use your point of view to see their point of view.
Sounds confusing, right?
It isn’t as hard as it seems, and once you look at the writing prompt you will get a better idea of what I mean.
So, let’s not delay anymore and take a look. I will explain further afterward.
Write a story about how your parents reacted when they came home after asking you do do your chores.
We all have memories of our childhood, and some are better than others.
I know that for myself, when I was in high school I had a lot of chores to do. Both parents worked full time and I was charged with the house and most of the yard work. I also had to care for my younger sister often.
At the time, it seemed that I was given an un-ending list of chores to do, and little time to get it all done. I would even recall getting most of the list done, but not everything.
My parents would come home and I would get in trouble for not finishing. Never any praise for the 90 things I did do, but yelled at for the 2 things I didn’t.
So that is part of what prompted today’s writing prompt. Writing from memory of how I remember things but, then switch to writing from my parents point of view.
It is a mix up, since I know that what I am writing here is not actually how it happened, or what my parents were truly thinking.
So putting yourself in someone else’s shoes, writing from their view point, but using your own memories as the catalyst for what to write.
It is a valuable lesson and I urge you to take your time and get all the details right.
When you have finished, post your results in the comment section below so we can see your multi-POV story.