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).
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.
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.
Why: Character development makes your characters feel real.
Rewriting scenes from the POV of younger and older versions of your characters will give you a sense of how your characters’ voices and concerns could change over the course of your novel realistically.5.
Write their argument about how to complete the project.
Why: It’s important when writing multi-character scenes to give each character a voice that corresponds to their immediate goals as well as personalities.