You may have heard the expression “writing voice” or “writer’s voice.” Perhaps an editor has even told you that you need to develop your voice as a writer. Or maybe you heard that a fresh voice can help you stand out in the crowded world of publishing—and draw the attention of agents and editors—and, ultimately, readers.
Wikipedia defines writer’s voice as “the individual writing style of an author, a combination of their common usage of syntax, diction, punctuation, character development, dialogue, etc., within a given body of text (or across several works).”
Sounds kinda complicated. How do you figure out what voice means for you and how can you discover your voice as a writer? Here are some tips from fiction authors.
Many authors suggest an introspective method for finding one’s voice.
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