Women's Fiction: The Power of Point Of View In Your Scene
The focus in this photo is on the woman, so it seems she is the point of view character. What has just happened from her perspective? Is she with her husband, lover, brother, or friend? Have they had a fight or did they both just learn of terrible news? Is she angry or pensive? How does she perceive his feelings?
Has one of the two just broken off the relationship? What if she's just told him she's pregnant, and he doesn't want a child?
What if she's been offered a fantastic new job on the other side of the country and he doesn't want to leave his job?
Don't write this scene thinking you know what's going on. Put pen to paper and, with the image in mind, write from the woman's point of view. Let her show you what's going on.
Point of View is one of the most liberating techniques in fiction writing. It gets you out of yourself and into your character’s imagination, heart, history, and instincts.