Earlier this month on the way into our cabin I took this photo:
On the way out a week later I took this one:
Same horse, same general location, but the weather had changed. Who would have thought a few snowflakes could alter the mood of a scene so drastically?
The same thing happens with point of view in our novel writing. There is a subtle change — or maybe it’s not so subtle — when a scene is viewed through different eyes or in different conditions. If you have a ho-hum scene, consider changing the perspective and see if that brings the scene to life.
Do you have an essential scene in your writing (or perhaps in a photograph) that lacks punch? What might you do to make a difference?
(A click or two will enlarge any photo for a closer look)
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