Unique Third Person POV Activity

Guesstimate: How much cash do you think you’re carrying? $______

Empty your pocketbook, tote bag, wallet.

man-with-big-bagFrom the third person point of view (he/she, his/her) write assumptions a stranger might make about the person who carries the items in that pocketbook, tote bag, wallet. For example, what would someone assume about the person’s:

  • Free time
  • Hobbies
  • Habits
  • Work
  • Family
  • Fears
  • Health
  • Values/morals
  • Worldview
  • Health
  • Spirituality
  • Idiosyncrasies

How much cash are you REALLY carrying? How close was your guess – within $5, $10…?

Now that you’ve considered the contents:

  1. What Bible verse, adage, popular title or idiom best describes your findings?
  2. What can you throw away right now?
  3. What surprised you?
  4. What do you want to stop carrying around?
  5. What do you want to start carrying with you?
  6. What do you hope to carry with you always?

By Beth Fowler, author of “Ken’s War.” Visit https://www.facebook.com/kenswar.

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ATCs become Palm-sized Writing Prompts

ATCs Writing Prompts

ATCs Writing Prompts

I was asked to lead a writing group in a session of creative prompt-inspired writing. I am also an artist…..so…..I created a bunch of Artist Trading Cards (known as ATCs in the art world).

Attendees at the writers’ group will get to choose an ATC (or two or three) – or it will choose them – and write whatever the munchkin-sized, original pieces of art bring to mind. We’ll spend 30 minutes writing, then 30 minutes sharing what we wrote.

Writers may keep the ATCs if they want to.

Neat, huh?