Thursday, April 16, 2015

Writing in yellow

Three photos of daffodils.

They are almost a metaphor for writing a story from many points of view. How does it feel to be one of many daffodils none of which stand out?

And what about the daffodil that turns it back to the camera. Why does it want to remain anonymous or is it standing up tall to show off it's yellowness?

Than again there's the daffodil that stares at the camera. She would probably take a selfie if she could.

Unless it is a children's story probably I wouldn't write about a daffodil point of view, but when writing about humans it is sometimes a good exercise to change the point of view, especially when I'm stuck. Putting something in third person into first, does help me understand my character's motivations.

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