VOICE

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‘All good writers, whether we are aware of it or not, establish a bond with their readers by sustaining a distinctive narrative voice’: Alisa Cox, Writing Short Stories, A Routledge Writer’s Guide

How to find?

• pick up linguistic habits from the writers you are reading

• your writing voice will derive largely from your speaking voice

• forget any pressure to write ‘standard’ or ‘good’ English

Exercise > write a monologue about anything you love or loathe such as:

• where you are at

• the opposite sex

• the worst thing about Christmas

• my most embarrassing moment

• my idea of paradise

• my idea of hell