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Writing Voice - The Complete Guide to Creating a Presence on the Page and Engaging Readers - cover

Writing Voice - The Complete Guide to Creating a Presence on the Page and Engaging Readers

Editors Writer's Digest

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

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Summary

Develop a voice that captures readers' attention! All writers bring a unique set of skills to their work: One author might write outstanding characters, while another might dazzle with dialogue. You don't have to master every aspect of the craft in order to succeed, but the one quality required of every writer is a compelling, original voice. Your voice, which is often difficult to define and even more difficult to master, can transform your writing from pedestrian to powerful. In Writing Voice, you'll discover effective instruction and advice from best-selling authors and instructors like Donal Maass, Adair Lara, Paula Munier, Dinty W. Moore, James Scott Bell, and many others, plus exercises, techniques, and examples for making your prose stand out, be it fiction or memoir. You'll learn how to:Explore the unique way you writeStudy the distinctive styles of other writers to create your own voiceUnderstand the nuances of voice, including the importance of word choiceDevelop the right voice for your genreCraft excellent narration that will keep readers coming backChoose the proper voice for your nonfictionConstructing the voice that fits your style and your audience is paramount to crafting memorable, original work. Writing Voice gives you the tools to not only create that voice but perfect it.

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