November 24, 2010

The Final Project
Our class has focused and put a lot of emphasis on the perspective in which a story is told.  I don't think that anyone would argue that the character that is telling the story has a lot of influence in how the reader perceives it.  The idea of perspective is an important tool for the writer and if used properly can turn a good story into a great one.
For the finally project I want to focus on this idea of perspective and how, when a story is told from a different point of view, it can dramatically change the story for the reader.  In a previous blog I used one of Colleen's ideas to write a passage from Carmilla in the character Carmilla's perspective.  Obviously I will be using Carmilla as my book to do the final project.  In my previous blog I took an excerpt from the book and simply wrote it in Carmilla's perspective but I think for the project I will go further and add some scenes for Carmilla's character.  I am not sure which part of the story I will extend yet.  I'm excited about attempting this project but I just hope that I am able to do justice to Le Fanu's book because Carmilla was one of my favorite books this semester.


  1. I love the idea of perspective. In my creative writing classes I usually write the same story over and over again but from the perspective of each character. I find it really helps with creating well rounded characters as well as getting great insight into the story and how well it works. It also gives the writer a way to grade their own writing technique because it is really easy to give the characters the same voice so they are indistinguishable from one another.

  2. I think that changing the perspective is a great idea! You can change how we look at the story by showing what a character is thinking. It will be interesting to see if, and how, our perception of Carmilla's character is changed.

  3. I love this idea because I think Carmilla is such a mysterious sort of character who deserves her own fleshed out back story. Who is the mother figure she was traveling with and the creepy Caribbean woman all about? What about those little elf creatures driving the carriage? Why does she feed on young women? What about the curse on the family? I think all of these questions would be worth exploring.