Choose a scene you have already written but feel uneasy about. For some reason, this scene isn't gelling; you might not be sure why. Now, rewrite it, using a totally different narrative voice. For example, if it's third person, narrate it from the point of view of one of the character's instead; if it's past tense, try present tense; if it's very poetic, try keeping it sparse and factual. You get the idea.

If you don't feel comfortable changing a work in progress - because you are SO certain the voice is perfect - then use this exercise to begin a story, using a germ of an idea that you keep putting off writing about. Try writing that story in a voice that is entirely different from the type of narrative voice you most often choose.


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