[Writing Prompt] Third Person, Omniscient perspective

Continuing this week’s theme of POV prompts, here is today’s prompt:

Write a story from the Third Person, Omniscient perspective

This is the perspective you know from all the classics (Dickens springs to mind): the author can say anything, pop inside any (or all) character’s heads, travel backwards and forwards in time, insert herself and her own commentary onto the page…

Have some fun with this. Take an episode and tell it from one character’s perspective, then leap into another character’s head and give their read on the situation. Try out your authorial prerogatives and make a comment about what’s going on (think of that moment when a TV character turns to the camera and talks directly to us, the audience).

This can get quite complicated (which is why it works so well for novels) but give it a bash and see what you come up with.


And when you have written your story, log in and post your success in The Victory Dance group or simply comment on this post and let the congrats come flying in.

2 thoughts on “[Writing Prompt] Third Person, Omniscient perspective”

  1. Julie, your prompt today seemed very interesting but I didn’t use it because I was afraid I wouldn’t finish. But I did finish my story today, It was a little weird, a story in a dog’s POV sort of conducting an interview. At least that’s how it read to me. He tells the reader how he ended up in the dog pound and a man came in and adopted him, trained him and he and the man visited hospitals, nursing homes and schools to spread love and happiness to those in need. Kind of corny, huh? But that’s what came out. The dog is an irish setter and he talks about a typical day in his ‘job’ that he loves.

    At least this was fun to write. I’m going to try your prompt for today soon, maybe tomorrow.

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