Sunday, 22 January 2012

Points of view

I was having a chat about technique with a veteran fiction writer yesterday and he suggested - as an exercise - shifting the point of view in a scene to freshen up your writing. That is re-writing it from another character's POV to get a different sense of what's going on and how it fits in with the grander scheme of things.
Later I thought it's an exercise that seems perfect for our particular fiction niche. The POV of the spankee and of the spanker couldn't be more different could they? Or perhaps the POV of the proverbial fly on the wall...

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