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April 30, 2017

Point of View

Filed under: writing techniques — freethepen @ 1:57 pm

jan pen ink for web Try this! Take an experience in your life, one that has some emotional juice. Write it out in all its glory. Then rewrite it in the third person. Then rewrite it again back into the first person. Now look at the two first person pieces. Notice how you wrote the second first person piece in more detail or started at a different point or even wrote with more emotion. This is a great technique for letting go of the experience , to gain some distance from it allowing you to drop down deeper into it by rewriting the first person.

Keep the pen moving,

Jan and

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