Cover Photo: This photograph shows someone standing against a bright blue sky with some light fluffy clouds. They are holding a mirror in front of their face and the mirror is reflecting the same bright blue sky back at the viewer
Photograph by Rishabh Dharmani/Unsplash

Turning a Scene Around for a Different View

A story changes depending on who’s doing the telling. Try a different version of a scene in your short story or novel to learn about your characters.


’s 12-week advanced novel workshop! Class begins in September.

Cari Luna is the author of The Revolution of Every Day, which won the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction. A fellow of Yaddo and Ragdale, her writing has appeared in The Nation, Guernica, Salon, Jacobin, Electric Literature, Catapult, PANK, and elsewhere. She lives in Portland, Oregon..