Writing Techniques: Point of View
Posted by: Coronado Arts 6 years ago


Presenter Cornelia Fey

Point of View (POV) is one of the most powerful and most confusing tools in the creative writing tool box. As in real life, expressing different points of views skillfully adds depth and dimension to any story. This workshop will introduce the different types and effects of various points of view. Participants will receive a writing prompt of a scene involving several characters. Each participant will be assigned a different character from the scene, which will enable them to write from their character’s point of view. We will then read the completed one-page perspectives aloud, to hear the scene unfold in the voices of all the participants. No preparation necessary, but please come prepared to write and read!

Cornelia received a Master’s Degree in Art History and Anthropology from the University of Tὒbingen, Germany. She was educator for the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, Staten Island, and has  taught at UCSD, Mesa, Miracosta and Grossmont Colleges. She is currently the Arts Education Director at the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library in La Jolla. In the 1970s she traveled around India, the Middle East and South America for seven years and her adventures have found their way into her writing. Her art mystery “Spring of Tears” was published in 2011 and won the San Diego Book Award in mystery.  Her second novel, “House of the Fox,” is set in the Anza Borrego Desert and San Diego.