Can you read an unknown page of fiction and tell if it was written by Hemingway or Faulkner? Do you know immediately that the author is Sue Grafton or Dick Francis? It’s their writing style, their voice that makes the difference. Read on for more.
Word Choice and Active Voice Active voice or passive prose? Write tight by avoiding these words and phrases.
Beware the Cliché Using clichés and other worn-out phrases can hurt your writing. Here’s how to keep your language fresh.
What is Voice? Editors and agents are looking for manuscripts with “authentic voice.” But what is voice, and how does a writer develop it?
Develop a Distinct Writing Voice Good writers have their own literary voice: a use of language, syntax and style that is unique. Here are some tips to develop your own writing voice in fiction.
Plot, Theme, Character, Voice Four essential elements of fiction – plot, theme, characterization and voice – are discussed by editor Arthur A. Levine.
Character Voice Writing Exercises How do you develop an authentic voice for your point of view character? Here are some creative writing exercises to help.