5 Minute Friday — View

5minutefridayHello and Happy Friday!  I don’t know about you but I am so glad that it is the Friday of Memorial Day weekend!

I am at my computer today for Five Minute Friday and so glad to be back!  The word this week is VIEW.  Here are the rules:

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community…

Now GO …

Last year I went to a writing seminar where the lecturer was talking about point of view.  This is very important in writing a novel.

You have to decide if it will be written in 1st person, or third and narrated.  Then you have to stay consistent throughout.

This is a challenge and I guess the first major hurdle in writing fiction.  To date, my experience with this genre has been very limited.  My usual writing is from my point of view and my views of life and trying to figure things out.

As my regular readers know, I think it is important to learn about someone else’s point of view.  I just like figuring out how people tick and what they consider important.

I grew up with a very diverse family — extended with cousins who I would see every few years in California.  Although we were all different and had our unique points of view, we got along and learned to love and respect each other.

There is a quote of don’t judge someone until you have walked a mile in their shoes.  I totally agree that until you know and can understand that person’s point of view, you shouldn’t judge.

NOW STOP … times up.

Well that went very fast.  I had other items to add about view — like the view through a camera or the view from a mountain or airplane being totally different than being on the ground… but that will have to another time.

I wonder if I can continue to want to learn about another’s point of view.  I certainly plan to do just that.

To view other comments about view, please link on 5 Minute Friday — http://lisajobaker.com/2013/05/five-minute-friday-view/.

Hope you have a fabulous long weekend!

8 thoughts on “5 Minute Friday — View

  1. Visiting from FMF. Considering point of view is so important, not only in writing but IRL. Too often, I’m focused only on POV but am blessed when I take a step back and consider what the actual view may be. Keep writing!

  2. Yes, yes, yes, Patti! Let us not judge, even wrong behavior, before we have walked in that person’s shoes. And then, only to build up and not to condemn.
    Happy FMF

    • Hi Mia, I actually think we should judge one another, I just thought of that quote during the 5 minutes.

      And, I totally agree that we should build one another up! Happy FMF to you as well. Patti

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