Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Third Person

Step outside of your own body and view yourself the way an outsider might, or the way you might view one of your own characters. Once you have achieved this psychic distance, pick up a pen or pencil.

Describe, in detail, your morning routine, in third person.

This exercise may answer the following…
How do you get out of bed?
How do you comb your hair? (Describing this is harder than you imagined, isn’t it?)
How do you greet those around you? What is said?
Be sure to pay particularly close attention to the way the person moves, what they say, etc.

Follow Up

1)What words (if any) can I eliminate?

2)What is the story?

*Taken from Dorothea Brande

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