Mirror, Mirror: A Writing Exercise
Think about this idea.
1. Stand in front of a mirror and pretend to be your POV character.
2. What do you see looking back through the mirror? Describe it aloud.
3. Imagine a second character standing behind you (POV character). Share aloud what the new character thinks about the POV character.
4. How do your mirror images vary in what they see? Does your writing expose those differences?
5. Work through each of your major characters.
Bottom line: you must know your major characters so very well that you can climb inside their heads. There is a richness that grows from knowing what makes your characters ‘tick’.