As I explained in Five Links, I agree. Voice is there all along. You just have to unwrap it so to speak. It comes with confidence, with practice, with the experimentation of your writing tools.
Hi, Gang, Craig with you again. I need to come up with a post, and this one has been gnawing at me for a while now. Recently, I struggled with a section of a draft I’m working on, and the best solution was to just write it. It came out pretty good, so I’m taking that approach today.
Various experts write about our unique author voice, and how to find it. Is it missing under the couch? Maybe behind the dust bunny? Did the dog swallow it?
“Don’t look at me. The saying is, the cat’s got your tongue.”
There are all kinds of treatises to tell you what author voice is, and it seems none of them agree. Some drift into character voice, and that isn’t the same thing. Therefore, I am going to make up my own concept and share it with you.
Author voice is the portion…
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