At first glance, it might seem odd to talk about separating author voice from character voice. Why should it matter if your character sounds like you? Don’t you want your distinct flair imprinted on your story? Don’t you want your words, your words, to be the ones that leave a...
Aside from character age and certain story content, a major thing that can often trip up writers when deciding whether they are writing a Middle Grade or Young Adult novel is voice. This doesn’t mean the personality/quality of the author’s writing; rather, it’s focused on how appropriate the tone is...
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Anyone who writes for kids has probably heard some comment about their “voice” at some point. I personally have heard all three of these phrases from critique partners, agents, and editors: “I love the main character’s voice!” “This voice is too voicey.” “It’s not voicey enough.” Is voicey actually even...
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PLEASE TRY RELOADING THE PAGE - OUR TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES HAVE BEEN FIXED AND THE VIDEO SHOULD WORK NOW! To participate in the Q&A, post your questions below! Amber is the co-founder of Skylark Literary, a new and boutique literary agency based in the UK which specializes in the very...
Each word in your story or novel is a choice. Why are you picking this synonym and not that one? Why are you using a “to be” verb rather than a specific one? Why are you using an adjective or an adverb to describe something rather than a verb or...
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