In my book, Pumping Your Muse, the Flip Side exercises often take us from one point of view (POV) to another to teach something new about a character or the emerging world developing on the stage of imagination. Sometimes with a simple switch in POV you can find a whole new story, discover a plot thread or learn something different about your character. Today's prompt will take a Flip Side approach to see how new details can come about even in a small space--a car.
Pumping Your Muse Prompt
This prompt takes place in a car. Two characters are necessary, but if you feel more characters are needed feel free to add them. However, the scene will take place in one character's POV times 2.
Driver's POV - Write a short scene from the driver's POV. Show what the driver sees, feels, smells, and oh yes, that irritating "backseat driver" telling them what to do.
Backseat Driver's POV -- Now write the same scene, but write it from the backseat driver's POV.
Add one or more of these elements to make things interesting:
*Radio talk show
When you done, ask the following:
Which POV makes for the most interesting story?
Did you learn something new about the driver by writing from the backseat driver's POV?