Today's is in the second non-judged category, and it deals with your specific project. We're going to write a bio. (Get it, biothlon! When your words are shot with deadly accuracy! *teehee*) But this won't be an ordinary bio. Here's how to play:
- Choose a character you would like to know better. (For Team Nonfiction, choose an interview subject you've already interviewed at some length, or someone you know particularly well.)
- If your character/subject could meet anyone in history, living or dead, who would they choose to meet?
- Now here's the twist. Imagine your character/subject through the eyes of this historical person. From the POV of this historical person, write a short piece describing the character/subject and what it was like to be interviewed by that character/subject. How did the character/subject behave in the presence of such an important person?
Did you learn anything new about your character or subject? Did you find it difficult to look at your character or subject through a different lens?
Leave a comment about this exercise, and you'll be entered into a pool of pen athletes to win a prize at the closing ceremonies!