top of page

Writing Exercise - First Person Point of View


high school student who has just received an unexpected letter from an estranged relative. This relative reveals a family secret that could change the course of your life. You are in your bedroom, holding the letter, and processing the emotions that come with this revelation



 

Introduction: The purpose of this exercise is to practice writing from a first-person point of view. By immersing yourself in the character's thoughts and feelings, you will develop a deeper understanding of their personality and motivations. This exercise will help you create a more intimate and engaging narrative.


Situation: Imagine you are a high school student who has just received an unexpected letter from an estranged relative. This relative reveals a family secret that could change the course of your life. You are in your bedroom, holding the letter, and processing the emotions that come with this revelation.


Writing Exercise: Write a diary entry as the high school student, describing your immediate reaction to the letter and your thoughts about the family secret. Use the first-person point of view to convey your character's internal dialogue and emotional response.


Suggestions and Development:

  • Focus on the character's emotions, thoughts, and physical sensations.

  • Use descriptive language to bring the scene to life.

  • Consider how the revelation impacts the character's perception of their family and themselves.

  • Think about the tone of the diary entry: is it shocked, confused, angry, or something else?

Comments


Copyright WriTribe - All rights reserved

Choose A Name

Describe a Character

Writer's Reviews

Writing Exercise

bottom of page