A Challenge and the Local Writer’s Group
I’m so proud of myself, I finally got up the courage to go check out the writer’s group at my local library. I know, most of you are thinking, “But you are so outgoing, why would you need to get up courage to go?” Actually, when I meet people in person, I am very shy and quiet. Or I tend to ramble on, sounding like an idiot. Kind of like what I do on here. 🙂
Anyway, I had no idea what you do in a writer’s group, and I’m sure it varies, group by group, so I wanted to share just a bit about this one. The people were all nice and friendly. The moderator for the week was Marie, and the first thing she had us do was write down our favorite color, favorite animal, favorite scent, favorite flavor, and favorite place to be, and then we were to write a paragraph or two, using our answers. I sat back and listened as one by one the others read what they had written, and then Marie asked me if I wanted to share mine, but she also told me I didn’t have to, if I didn’t want to. (See she even caught on that I was quiet and shy 🙂 ) But I told her, I’d read it, but before I did, I had to comment that they all write in the first person POV, and I write in the 3rd person POV, did she want me to change it? I could, no problem, but she said no. (Now if you have followed my blog for awhile, you know I like to write dialogue and that descriptions are my weakness.) So I read what I had written, and I had dialogue at the end, and Marie says, Wow, she even put dialogue in. To which I mumbled something like; “It’s a habit I have.” Frankly, I wanted to hide, because it felt like everyone was looking at me, but I will go back. It wasn’t quite what I expected. There was no critiquing or helpful advice, and the reason I wanted to check it out was, I was hoping to find help with my weaknesses. But one good thing has come from it.
A Challenge. And we all know I love a good challenge. So here goes…
Which point of view do you write in?
Write a paragraph or short story in a POV that you don’t normally write in. I’m not going to tag anyone, but if you accept the challenge you can either share it in the comments or post it on your blog and share the link to it in the comments. I will attempt to write a paragraph or two, in first person point of view and share it on my blog on Monday! Maybe I’ll write it in both and you can tell me how I did.
Okay, on your marks, get set, and go! I’ll see ya at the finish line!