PART I: What Is the Writer’s Voice, And Why Is It Important?

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What makes a Distinct Voice

What makes a Distinct Voice

  • YOUR POV: Your perspective on the world, how you see it, and how your background influences the types of stories you tell and what your characters say and do.
  • YOUR STYLE: Includes tone, word choice, syntax (how the words are used), sentence structure, descriptions, how you write action, the style of dialogue, punctuation, use of metaphor, breaking the fourth wall, magic realism, etc. It does not include emojis as of now.
  • YOUR THEMES: The common themes that come up in your work, regardless of genre. It is what you’re trying to say about the human/animal/robot/alien experience.

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  1. Voice is a massive part of your brand, if not your whole brand!
  2. Voice makes your script feel more individualistic, makes it cut through the noise of the PILE (pdf or 80lb paper), and wakes up the reader.
  3. Voice shows that you are a dynamic storyteller. Nobody else sees the world quite like you and that it is entertaining!
  4. Voice shows that you are in command of the story, that the reader is in good hands, and you will sustain the mood throughout the read.

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Part 2: How Do You Develop Your Voice and Know It Is Unique?

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HOW TO DEVELOP YOUR VOICE (1/2)
  1. Write: The best way to develop your writing voice is to write.
  2. Live your best life: Having wild experiences or even a singular take on mundane experiences will always help your writing. How do you feel about these events?
  3. Dear Diary: Journal entries are letters to yourself. You're not really supposed to go back and look at the writing
  4. “You better watch yourself!”: Watch TV and films to get the cadence and rhythm of distinctive styles.

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If You've Always Wanted To Write A Book, Here's How : Life Kit

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Writing a book: don't wait for someday

You have to create the conditions to write. Carve out some time to write, then start writing. Use the little moments in your day when you're not doing anything.

Or, sit at your computer, and write for one hour, take a break, then write again for another half hour or so. It doesn't matter if it is good or not. Just plough ahead.

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If You've Always Wanted To Write A Book, Here's How

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Create the conditions to write
  • Make the time for writing. We all have those absent-minded moments in our day when we're not doing anything. If we use that time to write, we can actually get a lot done.
  • Lower the bar of writing. To overcome perfectionism, set a a goal and a deadline; this will help you get your words out without the need to have them perfect from the beginning.

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