I have been thinking about perspective recently, in particular how it can help to change, and improve our writing.
Often when we are writing we get caught up in the story and focus on what we see in our mind. We write about what is familiar and we often see things in one way. It is human nature to see things from our own perspective.
So, why the sudden interest in this subject? Recently I was in a car park in Dundee, one with which I am unfamiliar. This was driven (pun intended) by necessity as it was the only one with free spaces. Then I found myself right at the top of several stories. The view was a revelation to me. I saw my city in a whole different light, and noticed things I'd never seen before. Buildings looked different. I noticed old and new buildings snuggled together as though for protection. There were buildings and alleyways I didn't know existed. How could this be?
Since then I have tried to look at things from different angles and to explore further. It is amazing what I have seen since then.
However, perspective does not just involve looking down. It also involves looking up. Once again I am fascinated by the things I have seen. It's been a lot of fun and I now know Dundee better than I ever did.
If you want to freshen your writing then maybe it's time to change your perspective. Why not try it today.
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Wendy H. Jones is the author of the best selling DI Shona McKenzie Mystery series of crime novels set in Dundee. Killer's Crew, the fifth booking the series was released in November, 2016. Dagger's Curse, the first book in her Fergus and Flora, Young Adult Mystery series was released on 10th September, 2016. She also has one non fiction book, Power Packed Book Marketing: Sell More Books.