One of the great decisions one has to make in telling a story is from whose point of view are you seeing the story unfold.

Sometimes the story comes to you complete with narrator; other times it’s up for grabs.

Here is a writing exercise that shows how different an event becomes depending on your vantage point.

TASK:  Choose a nursery rhyme, and then retell the story from any point of view you like.

For example:
   Hey, Diddle, diddle,
         The cat and the fiddle,
         The cow jumped over the moon.
         The little dog laughed,
         To see such sport
         And the dish ran away with the spoon.

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