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!