Developing a Distinctive Voice in Writing

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We recommend checking out this article: http://blog.bookbaby.com/2018/01/developing-a-distinctive-voice-in-writing/

Here’s an excerpt…

By BookBaby author Dawn Field

We can distinguish our friends and family by voice, and we know when we hear a stranger’s voice. But what makes a distinctive voice in writing?

Writers are repeatedly advised to develop a strong voice, but how, exactly? Voice in writing is a mix of so many things: word choice (diction), register (formality), sentence length, the proportion of dialogue versus exposition… every possible aspect of writing craft. The sum choices of an author gel to produce both sheen and substance.

This unique mix makes voice a complex matter. Regardless of how an author gets there, a strong voice is recognizable and consistent.

We can distinguish our friends and family by voice, and we know when we hear a stranger’s voice. Voices can be high, low, g…

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