Writer’s Voice

Hello everyone!

A new year brings endless possibilities.  As 2016 was closing out, I thought a lot about voice.  My goal was to discover what a “writer’s voice” is and how to develop my own.  I found the articles below to be helpful.  I hope they are for you as well.

“The Author’s Voice ” by Sydney Bauer: https://www.sophia.org/tutorials/the-authors-voice

“Defining Author Voice” by Ava Jae: http://avajae.blogspot.com/2011/09/defining-author-voice.html

“Unleashing Your Voice” by Ava Jae: http://avajae.blogspot.com/2011/09/unleashing-your-voice.html

“On writing…author’s voice…” by Jill Eileen Smith: http://www.jilleileensmith.com/blog/writing/on-writing-authors-voice/

For those of you who, like me, need an example to grasp a concept, check out some of Roald Dahl’s children’s books.  His distinctive voice is evident through recurring themes, character traits, and stylistic choices.  To see what I mean, try comparing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, and Matilda.

Happy New Year and happy writing!

Katie

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