New Point of View

It can be very easy to fall into writing protagonists who are very similar to yourself. By pushing ourselves out of this comfort zone, we can create a wider array of characters and stories.

Write a short story about a protagonist who is very different from you (e.g. gender, sexual orientation, age, occupation, economic status).

Take this writing prompt for a spin:

  • How do these differences make the characters life easier or more difficult?
  • Take the opportunity to conduct research to help craft the character.
  • Resist the urge to be stereotypical.
  • Has your character ever been the target of discrimination? Or are they discriminatory?

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