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Finding Your Voice

This was originally posted on thewingedpen.com This week we’ll tackle the ever-elusive craft of VOICE!


Some of you may ask: Why is voice part of character development? Well, friend, I’m soooo glad you asked. I once put the question to my Winged Pen peeps: What comes first, voice or plot? I truly thought it was one or the other that came first to any and everyone. I was so surprised when only two of us chose voice as our starting point. Regardless of how you tackle writing a story, I stand by developing your character’s voice early on in the process. A strong voice will draw your readers in and make your story memorable. Voice sets the tone and creates opportunities for your character to take on the plot headfirst. Articles and books often portray voice in a vague you’ve-got-it-or-ya-don’t kind of element. Everyone has a voice, it’s a matter of uncovering yours. Here are a few pointers how:
Do:Don’t:1. Know your character well. (age, worldview, family dynamics, academic abilities, etc.)…

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