Character one hates public displays and is trying to be hushed, character two doesn’t care at all what the other patrons think. Why: Conflict in dialogue makes it lively and the raised stakes draw readers in.
The point of this creative writing prompt is to remind you to include individual characters’ differing psychologies and likes and dislikes so that each character’s voice is distinct.7.
Rewrite the piece from the viewpoint of the villain(s).
Why: Rewriting a protagonist’s scenes from the antagonist’s perspective can help you create a more realistic sense of threat, since you will be able to picture the protagonist as well as antagonist’s movements and psychological state clearer.3.
A detective is called to a small hotel to investigate the disappearance of a guest.
Describe him searching the guest’s room in 500 words or less. Then rewrite the scene in the second person (using ‘you’ to describe his actions, as though the reader were the detective).
You’re telling the reader what your character thinks your character, not an observer.
When you rewrite in third person (if you prefer this POV), some of this immediacy will carry over.2.
Why: Although the second person is very uncommon as a point of view, writing a series of actions in second person can help you get into descriptive mode – you’re putting the reader immediately in the viewpoint character’s shoes, making them see and do exactly what your character sees and does.6.
Two characters who are romantically involved are having an argument at a bar.