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