You

by Randy Murray on April 15, 2014

You.

When writers first begin to stretch their skills they may begin to explore how others think and experience life. But the use of “you” is not without the anchor of the “I.” You is a reflection of the writer, showing the writer’s observation of the other. The writer remains separate.

What did that other see? How did that other feel? What is is like to experience “you-ness”?

Today, pick a simple incident that you have personally witnessed and write about it with a focus on another person present might who experienced the event. Remain anchored in yourself. You are not that other person. “You” is an signal that the writer is attempting to attribute thoughts, feelings, and actions to another. 

Today, write focusing on someone else’s experience, but remain clearly yourself.

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